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Monday, January 24, 2011
Stocks and Pink Vase
I bought a small bunch of stock to put in my bedroom because their fragrance is so spicy and strong, so I have been scrutinizing these for a while. They are complicated with all their bunched petals and not much distinct blossom structure. This is my second go at them, the first was a wiper. The surprise was that the flowers were much less interesting to paint than the vase, which was so much fun, that yes.....I'm going to have to do a series so I can get it down. I might give myself a break with another flower though. This painting is after a Van Gogh - I will post the title tomorrow. I am interested in getting a field of color behind the flowers that is not just background, that has a life of its own.