Friday, January 11, 2013

Reconstructed Lilacs

An old college roommate of the artist commissioned a painting of lilacs blooming by a Cambridge house, to give her consolation in her desolate west Texas home. I incorporated more of my favorite woodwork porches in the image. This photo was seriously deteriorated, all the green from the plants had faded, so this is really a reconstruction rather than a mere digital transcription. I admit to multiplying the number of lilac blossom clusters in the painting. There weren't that many on the original lilac bush. 

Ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, 9" x 12", May-June 1982.

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