Magnolia Triptych

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Magnolia Triptych

 

Posted November 8, 2013  Though I have been concentrating on landscapes for several years, now and again I reach back into my Asian brush painting roots and pull out a floral subject.  This painting started as one panel and I decided it needed to be a threesome.  Though still Asian inspired, my technique is actually the same as my landscapes.  But instead of the whole  painting being a colorful puddle, each petal is a puddle, that I drop other colors into and manipulate with gravity and my brush.  By keeping each painting independent of the others, and painting it on the stark silver background, I hope to give it a bit of a contemporary feel.  This painting is 10″ x 33″ (total image size), watercolor and gouache on 3 silver shikishis.  I love our new mountain home of Jackson Hole, but I do miss the magnolias of Maryland in the spring. (Click on the above image and a larger one will come up.)