Saturday, 16 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 16 - Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet
16" x 20" - acrylic on wood panel - SOLD
I have wanted to paint a garden of holly hocks for some time. I love the way their stems stand up straight and tall, with the flowers and buds forming in vertical rows. That is how this composition and painting started out, with some very stylized flower heads in vertical rows, looking like holly hocks, drawn on a black ground (for some added colour depth). 
 As for the title, well that's just what it feels like to me - a carpet of flowers. It's day 16 in the Challenge.
Have a great weekend!