Thursday, March 31, 2011

Single Camellia in a Glass Bottle

A friend brought a bouquet of camellias so of course I had to paint one.  They are waxy and stiff - the leaves are especially sculptural.   It was important to capture that little sliver of light showing on the edge of the leaf to give that impression of stiffness.  I especially enjoyed the light shining through the bottle onto the tabletop.

1 comment:

suzannepaints said...

Wonderful, Gretchen! Love the brushwork.