Friday, December 18, 2015

Carnations in a Bottle

Oil on Canvas 10"x8"

Many years ago I saw an exhibit of Edouard Manet's beautiful floral and still life studies painted at the end of his life as his health was failing. They were for the most part small, simple compositions, exquisitely observed and poignant. The brilliant economy of Manet's brushstrokes continues to inspire me.