Second Prize, acrylic
by Sharon Fox-Mould, 2009, 24 x 36, Collection the artist.
Prize: $700 Utrecht ArtSmart Value Card
WOW! The best colors for a Hibiscus, but would have liked to see
a larger, darker area to draw you to the center of interest.
There is contrast but looks like the subject could have been duplicated
completely from a photo. Would like to have seen more individual
creativity with color, contrast and composition w/a little background
This is still worthy of a prize.
It was my intention to capture the real flower. Nature offers us a most full pallet. Lest we think that this hibicus really contains these colours, a dramatized version using almost every version of red mixable on my pallet. It was intended to be a personal painting, an exercise in creating drama through colour.
Very good. It looks so real.
This piece was displayed in my gallery space in Nassau (The Ladder Gallery) and was THE most vibrant piece in the collection. I disagree with the previous comment about wanting a darker center color. i love the contrast of pink against red and think that the lighter color gives the piece a more defined central focus. My only complaint was the frame it was displayed in , which I felt was a poor choice of size, color and design. A really lovely piece of art.
A major departure from previous work with a concentrated attempt to capture in every detail a mature bloom of a hibiscus. Vibrant use of a warm tones.
A very interesting rendition of the hibiscus flower, kodos to sharons insight and talent, a very beautiful painting I too disagree that that a darker centre would enhance the image,the pistil and the blends surrounding the center is perfect.
Interesting, vibrant close up of the hibiscus, makes a good conversation piece. Could also be categorized semi-abstract.
Sharon's work always attacts my attention. I had not seen this one, but as usual she finds a way to get in you face with these blloms. She captures natures balance of colours perfectly, I am always intrigued by her interpretraions.