Friday, March 20, 2009


I resisted painting flowers at a time in my career, to me the subject had become a cliche'. I felt I had nothing to add to this staple of the art canon. At the suggestion of my Atlanta dealer (thanks Tim) I decided to give it a try. There were rules though; no still lifes, no Impressionistic flourishes, the blossom had to fit into my world. To my surprise these botanical pieces have become some of my favorite and popular works. The above is my take on that spring time classic, the Dogwood.
Top: POTOMAC SONATA 22x20 oil panel (available at TEW)
Middle: DOGWOOD 22x20 oil panel (Private collection)
Bottom: ANATOMY OF PATIENCE 22x20 oil panel (Private collection)