These Heleniums were grown in my garden.I love the animated forms of their pincushion heads and dancing petals; creating a rhythm of rich burnt oranges and umbers that jostle across the canvas.
The density of stalks crowding into the vase produces tension at the centre of the painting accentuated by the strong diagonals of light. The circular table wrapping around the vase is anchored by the shadows cast across it.
As the work progresses, with a constant reappraisal of these interacting elements, I hope to achieve a harmonious composition.
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