John O'Grady Art - Wild Irises by the Window | provençal interior flooded with a warm evening light
Wild Irises by the Window II, ©John O’Grady
12″ x 12″ x 1.25″, acrylic on deep edged panel, ready to hang.
$397 (approx. €354, £305)with free shipping

Exploring the placement of colour next to colour and positioning objects within the picture space on last week’s interior still life was interesting and exciting.

This week’s piece is a variation on the same theme, this time on a slightly larger format.

When working on a small format versus a larger one, relationships between colour and objects play out differently and need careful consideration to sustain a pleasing whole. Working out possibilities is the fun part.

The irises are now white and have moved further right. They are counterbalanced by the introduction of a circular ceramic fruit bowl bisected by the light flooding through the window.

The larger flower glows surrounded by magenta light.

In this piece, large areas are filled with a singular field of colour. The objects, flattened, are like players on a stage and act as dynamic counterpoints to those fields.

Colour is what matters yet I wanted to suggest the warmth of a Provençal evening flooding in with the light through the window. Can you feel that too?

I’d love to hear what you think.