|White Peaches oil 12 x 9 x 1.5|
In this case, I chose to give homage to white peaches that my husband brought back from a trip to North Carolina, knowing that their subtle taste is exquisite to me. I chose to pair them with a bunch of white daisies that we had plucked from the garden.
In most of my previous floral and fruit paintings, I have used a grayed down compliment for the background. Over the years, I have come to enjoy the earthiness that comes from using browns in floral works. For me, it is an antidote to the overindulgence of the sweetness inherent in the subject matter, as well as a way to use darker values, which I tend to like. In this case a mix of violet and brown did the trick. I am satisfied.