Thursday, January 29, 2009

French Lilacs in Silver

Another painting featuring my neighbor's glorious french lilacs. More magenta than lilac in color, the individual flowerets are saturated with deep red/purple hues. Each blossom is so profuse with flowers that they bring to mind a lush velvet, both texturally and visually. I've created set-ups with white lilacs and have worked with the lighter-hued violet lilacs, but there is nothing, in my humble opinion, quite as gorgeous as the depth of color you get with french lilacs!

I chose to showcase the blossoms and the color of the lilacs in this painting by using an offset of neutral background of white on white.


Sandy Mastroni said...

Your lilacs ....Just beautiful Kim
I'm so impressed > you did it !!!
Thanks for adding my name

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi kim!

oh your lilacs are gorgeous! these are even pretty than the ones you find outside!
just amamzing! thanks for adding me to your blogroll. i have added you to mine too!
:) melissa

Annette said...

"French Lilacs in Silver" with a backdrop of white... so-o-o romantic!
Thanks for adding me to your list too! --- Annette

Theresa said...

How very beautiful your new painting is Kim.... it's pure magic. :)