Helen's Bouquet With Cherries, 16x20 oil on canvas, ©2012, Fay Terry
This painting will be in my show in Southport, NC, August 27-September 29
I began this painting in Greensboro last week when I painted with friends and it has since had many different looks. I kept changing things and I am still not certain that I am finished with it but we'll see.
It had an orange cloth up close to the vase and I finally decided to take it out. I also started out with a much darker background and it seemed off balance so I re-worked the background so that it is more in tune with the summery feel of the Zinnias. I still wanted the tablecloth to read as white so I added some soft lavender and some strokes of very pale green. I love the cherries and I think they are not at all overpowered by the flowers.
I would love to hear what you think!