This 12" x 16" painting of pink bush magnolias is painted with loose brush work and generous paint. I'm attracted to magnolias and find them challenging to paint. The panel was primed with a gold gesso which shines through the paint layers providing a rich feel and lovely under tones.
I've been preparing for a gallery show at the end of this month and so have been experimenting with new textures and flirting with a semi-abstract feel. This painting is similar in style to some of the ones I'll be showing. While I will probably never really lose my love of realism and the feel of the "old masters", I am striving to incorporate a contemporary feel into my work.