12 x 12 inches :: original oil painting on stretched canvas
From Poppies to Geraniums I've happily hopped, using a photo by @johnderian as reference for this work. Someone recently asked what style of my painting is, in reference to the straight edge strokes. The answer is that I don't think there is a name for that style or those types of strokes ... except the way I get those strokes is that I use for the most part, short flats (aka, short brights) in terms of paintbrushes. I also sometimes use filberts but mostly short flats. They help me keep things loose and avoid blending. Many thanks to John Derian for this intriguing composition ... makes me think he was holding a Geranium in front of a landscape with hills and a body of water at dusk ... or maybe it was just growing there. Either way, it is so cool.