Friday, July 23, 2010

Peony Study

Illuminated, 5x7, Oil on Canvas
© Cindy Revell

This little painting was done early one July morning. The sun was hot and burning off the dew, the air smelled fresh and flowery, bees were buzzing happily and so was I. I brought this lovely peony into the studio to paint where it glowed in the light from a west window. Lately I’ve been exploring more complex compositions, sometimes just in drawings for future paintings but so often I come back to simple motifs like this which seem to have so much impact.

This is one of the paintings that will be at the Candler Art Gallery from July 24 to mid August. I’m excited about this show because my still lifes will be hung with several of my new works which I call hybrids since they are a combination of my illustration and my still lifes. This is the first time that the hybrids have been shown publicly.