Saturday 20 February 2010
The above painting of a bunch of flowers was an attempt for a set of two pictures. One called life (above) and the other to be called death. The second picture to be painted when the flowers have dried, wilted and look quiet dead. I like the idea of expressing the cycle of life and death through the simple genre of still life painting. But this attempt failed to please my vision of the vibrancy of the flowers and I had considerable difficulty painting them especially the white ones. Then there was the problem of defining the white flowers from the intended white background. So I will probably not keep this picture, or put it face to the wall and move onto something else, forget about it and maybe come back to it and make another attempt at realising this idea in the future.