Saturday, December 12, 2020

"Tapestry" Floral Art - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition - Reinert Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

I was pleasantly surprised to learn yesterday that my entry into the Oil Painters of America 2020 Eastern Regional Exhibition at the Reinert Fine Art Gallery sold to a new collector last month.

 
               "Tapestry" • Oil on Linen • 12"x16" • Private Collection

I was inspired to attempt this floral painting after seeing the rich floral works of Maria Oakey Dewing, and by a Jules Bastien-Lepage piece, "Joan of Arc", at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
My subject matter in this painting is totally disconnected from that of the Bastien-Lepage, but I found something fascinating in the tapestry-like richness to his work, featuring varied textures and patterns throughout the painting, and tried to apply it to this floral.
 
Sometimes inspiration leads to something completely different.
 
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