Friday, March 4, 2011

Daisy Love

14 x 11
oil and cold wax on Ray Mar panel


Whenever I am at a museum or art gallery, I enjoy looking at floral paintings. I look for composition, texture, and a sense of beauty and poetry in the fragile tissue of the petals. Fechin, Van Gogh, Renoir, they all do a great job with flowers, but it is Manet who steals the show every time.


5 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Actually it is a 'van Schoonhoven ' who has stolen this show! What a sumptuous shot of colour, texture, life! just what the dr ordered on this dreary winter day..and thanks for the video--Manet is one of my faves

Celeste Bergin said...

Well done, Kvan! Love the variety of color and brushwork!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Jan! I was pleased that this one looked more like Spring than like a funeral bouquet. LOVE Manet!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Celeste. Trying to find my way, and looking for your footprints along the path.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Ohhhhh Katherine, the colors a wonderful and such nice brush work. You are really are 'blossoming' (a wee pun intended *smile) ... with the oils. Great job.