Here is a collection of some of my florals done in pastel, mixed media and acrylics. I’ve also included a few of my favorite pastel paintings that don’t fit into any of the categories.
Some of my most successful paintings have been ones of flowers. I don’t do paintings of flowers in a vase on a table. Instead, I take a single, or several, flowers and focus in on them until I feel like I’ve reached their essence. My florals have more of a kinship with the work of Georgia O’Keeffe than with that of the Impressionists. As a photographer, I take thousands of photos every year and a good portion of those are close ups of flowers.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” –Georgia O’Keeffe