HONORABLE MENTION IAPS 2013 WEB SHOW

Geranium Light

Maryann Mullett

I like that this painting considers more the quality of light present upon its subject rather than just the subject's floral beauty. Present is a complementary color contrast in both flowers and upper background with the green leaves. Interestingly, the value and edge contrasts of the light on the leaves makes a strong statement while the color and texture of the flowers interact with the light more softly. There is a lovely figure/ground value relationship between the object's shadows and the background. ~ Robert Carsten

International Association of Pastel Societies