Peonies and Yellow Iris – Naomi Brotherton
Peonies and Yellow Iris
Matted 24 x 28
Lilies That Float
17 x 23 Unframed
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.
20 x 25 Framed
The local markets in Mexico open before dawn. Most are outdoors with tarps stretched over the produce to keep it fresh. I was fascinated with the drape of those tarps and the lighting caused by their translucent quality.