I love to take a few moments to relax each day and enjoy a simple pleasure, like morning coffee on the back porch or afternoon tea. In this piece, freshly cut blue and purple irises from the garden are casually strewn across the table in preparation for afternoon tea. Nature's elegance turns an everyday moment into a true indulgence. This was painted alla prima style, in one sitting. The time limitation of this approach helps to keep a loose, fresh feel to the work.
This piece is on canvas board and will need a frame for display.
Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!
Canvas board is a thin, flat panel of either particle board or cardboard wrapped in canvas. If not already framed, most canvas board work will require framing.
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