Thursday, November 1, 2007

ART FILE 11/1/07

I found this piece while I was looking for another painting for a client in my Art Files.

Some time ago, THE LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM asked me to come up with some designs for a poster to honor their annual Iris festival which happens every spring. I forgot how flash this piece was so when I rediscovered it so, I knew I had to post it. They wound up going with a different painting I presented to them for the poster but I think this one convinced them I was the one for the job.

The painting is made on three different panels of paper. Inspired by traditional Japanese screens, I made an arrangement of several different varieties of Iris throughout the gold metallic back ground to evoke a sense of a natural garden atmosphere. The Iris are painted in watercolor while the background is Gold Metallic Acrylic

It is a big work once all assembled measuring a little over 10 feet long and over 2.5 feet high.

Here are the panels individually, From Left to Right.

Left Panel

Center Panel

Right Panel


Conn said...

Fancy & Flashy. I love it.

Iwalktheline said...

Extremely really does look like golden silk in the background.

janet said...

Oh my!! That's beautiful!!

John said...

wow. blew me away with this one maestro. gorgeous.