After several months of working with my abstract flower paintings series on paper, I was able to design the first of my modern floral series on canvas. Titled Wisps, it is a still life portrait of four flowers in shades of yellow, white, and brown presenting on a gray background with a hint of blue-green undertones.
The flowers are very airy and ethereal, seeming to float on “wisps.” I chose the palette of yellow and gray to compliment the feeling of serenity and tranquility I wanted this painting to convey. Thus far, the flowers in my paper series have all been designed on a white background. For the beginning of this flower on canvas series, however, I wanted a heavier (read “toned”) background and I used the flowers’ wispy white plumes to offset this.
Though Wisps is on the smaller size with regards to canvas paintings at 16 x 20 inches, it accents a space rather charmingly when grouped with similar elements.
For more original flower paintings, or to see my abstract flower on paper series, please visit my Floral and Flower Paintings Gallery.
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