Here is “Three Dragonflies.”
In contrast to the rough and thick texture of the paint throughout, I painted the dragonflies with a delicate touch–they look filmy, light and ethereal as they flit about in this setting of choppy bumps and thick streaks of bold colors.
The extreme contrast of the bright white lotus flower against the intense colors around it makes the flower glow with light.
This is a medium-large scale painting, 2′ tall and 3′ wide.
The deep painted edges are so dramatic.
The thick texture was achieved with several layers of oil colors in cold wax medium, spread with palette knives and rolled on with a brayer.