10x10 oil on canvas
I used to toss my Halloween pumpkins in the backyard flower bed to decompose during winter so that by summer huge, gorgeous blossoms would start to appear.
Every morning a new bloom would open and by evening the giant petals would fold in on themselves in delicious curls and folds.
This past Halloween I did not toss my pumpkins out...
afraid of the ultimate backyard matchup between Henry and the raccoons.
Missing my blossoms I decided to paint them.
Instead of yellow, I used a wide silk, blush colored ribbon ...
perfect for creating the shapes of those draping curls and folds.
We'll see how many blooms I have in me ...
here are the first two.
"Squash Blossom 2"
#2 is the tiniest of the possible compositions
I really enjoyed the process of repetition from my last blue series. The first painting is quieter and softer while each painting that follows seems to get thicker and bolder.
Should be fun!