The bright colors of the Ranunculus played against the white tulips brings to life the excitement of spring’s glory. The softness of the petal is expressed in this piece.
Establishing the MYSTERY of NIGHT is my aim by having small lit areas, and large dark silhouettes. The source of light is usually limited to interior lights, street lights, or moon light.
To capture the essence of the flower petals, I try to convey the fresh, soft and bright qualities of most flowers. The newspaper had a story with photos stating that a family had donated their collection of water lilies to the park department, and it was only a few blocks from where we were painting. It was my first chance to see them in living form – a new challenge.
Naomi’s night scene technique has been written up in several art magazines and books including her own Variations in Watercolor published by North Light Publishers in 1981 (now out of print). International Artist and American Artist magazines are among those who featured her concept of depicting the mystery of night. “Mr. Henry’s Barn” was finished in March of 2014.