Sunflowers and Pears

Sunflowers and Pears

Oil, 16 x 20, done in a workshop with Tricia Adams. There are two complementary patterns working in this still life, the dominent blue-orange and the secondary green-red. Again, this painting was done rapidly, but by the end of the workshop, I wasn't totally happy with the result. I photographed it and put the photo through PhotoShop, equalizing the shadows and lights. I could now "see" the shadowy forms in the transparent blue vase better and was able to improve the painting.