Monday, April 13, 2015

The Phenology Cabinet of the Incandescent Petal




The Phenology Cabinet of the Incandescent Petal 

Series 1 Magenta Cultivars from 19th Century France

acrylic on canvas

2006-14

60 x 40 ins / 153 x 102 cm


    SELECTED IMAGES

Paeonia lactiflora 'L'Eclatante'

Paeonia lactiflora 'Mme Ducel'

Paeonia lactiflora ' Mme Boulanger'

Paeonia lactiflora 'Francois Ortegat'

Paeonia lactiflora 'Martin Cahuzac'

More data and an explanation of Phenology and its implications for the Flower Painter are to come at a later date. For the meantime, here are a few of the images that were painted en plein air directly from life, onto the large pristine white canvas. The individual paintings of each flower head are depicted life size measuring on average approximately 13cm in diameter. Do come along to the show and see the work in situ where the painterly inflections can be observed and the perils and pleasures of flowering finds expression in its colourful incandescence.