Gladioli (last days)

Paintings
Finalist

Oil on canvas, 102x82cm

Gladioli (last days) relates to the tradition of still life painting dealing with the transitory nature of life. My intention is to bring solace through the beauty of the painting. In formal terms, the cropped nature of the image enables me to emphasise the abstract relationships within the picture plane, setting up a dynamic within the painting by way of the stems of the flowers.

by Don Rankin