These days I seem to be obsessed with the flower Nigella, common name “Love in a Mist.”
The title and the structure of it is so inspirational: feathery foliage and a host of tiny fine petals in soft blue, pink or white with lots of little scribbly energetic lines…perfect little flower.
Today 26/06/2013 I've begun a painting 10 x 14 inches. This originally stated out its life as a linoprint on Japanese paper called Little Flower 1991, never exhibited.
I love to paste beautiful papers onto canvas either blank or as prints and then work on the surface, greatly enjoying the texture of the paper and like the fact that structure of the canvas negates the need to frame and it is possible to carry the image around the edges.
In this new adaptation I plan to make the woman's face shine with the colour of the flower which might be pink, white or blue…not sure yet! And the man will not be too obvious.
close up… deep violets, blue and magenta against black
Sunday evening 30th June…
Am happy with this now.
All images copyright Phyllis Mahon