Chrysanthemums, 2007

30x40, acrylic on studio canvas
Collection of Jeff and Sandy Manion

Marge has wanted me to paint flowers for the kitchen for years. We had a decorator come over and say that what we needed was flowers to bring the outside inside. We bought a print and had it framed and put it up. It never really did anything for me, and we gave it away. With this idea of having a large flower painting in the offing and Marge being a flower gardener I took some pictures in 2006 and decided to try my hand at flowers again. After painting Southwest Flowers, I had this idea in mind.

The concept was so clear in my mind, but the canvas became my battle ground.

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