Monday, March 02, 2009

"Brambles"


I call this painting "Brambles" because I kept snagging my thumb on it's tiny torns while working on the arrangement for this piece. It seems to take me such a long time to create a set-up even though in my mind I see exactly what I want. But the objects don't always comply and flowers seem to move as they wilt and open. Once again I'm investigating chiaroscuro, creating the shapes from shadows and light, against a dark setting.
16"x20" Oil on Linen

4 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Susan, what you've done with light and reflections in this one is amazing.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thanks Deborah, I'm trying. It's a wonderful journey of discovery isn't it.

Loriann Signori said...

I love the way the "negative space" is in no way negative...it's exquisite!

Jala Pfaff said...

Beautiful!