Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Geraniums, Oil on Board, 16 3/4" x 24 1/2"

This view of Geraniums is through our living room windows onto Mink Cove, which empties into Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  In the past I have had the marsh as a backdrop to still life paintings.  This is the first where the foreground is ambiguous; where the viewer might be unsure of where she is.  So, I'm unclear on the outcome.  Also, the previous works of flowers have had a deep, dark ground that lent to a surreal or mysterious atmosphere.  I'm concerned this approach may look too nice and clean.