Inky dark in October.
But I think the Night Blooms is a rather haunting beauty.
Night Blooms Processes and Origins
My painting friend used to have a gorgeous night blooming cactus at her old house.
She’d have to take photos, of course very late at night. Jan would show me the photos and I fell in love with these magic flowers. You can see her paintings at her website Jan Vincent
This painting Night Blooms is a contemporary abstract ‘flashback’ a remembrance, of my friend’s Night Blooming cactus from so long ago.
Setting the stage:
Its dark and inky.
An enso moon is out.
Petals seem to glisten
just a bit with the palest silver
against the inked up,
Interpretation of Art
This is my own interpretation.
My own remembrance of the subject.
I’m sure as you look at the painting, you’ll find other ways to see this!!
That’s the beauty of abstractions….
it opens the doors to our imaginations.
I used oil paints on a primed, sealed wood board.
Then applied thick black gesso with a palette knife quite exuberantly!!
It was FUN.
Next, the primary color used was my long time fav Prussian Blue pb27.
It was mixed with white to give some tonal gradations here and there.
A whisp of a focal point, and I’m done.