The paint is still drying on "Early Spring Blooms." Artist Kyle Ma (“Painting Roses”) shares with us his thoughts about his latest work.
The vertical composition of this piece was inspired by florals from chinese ink painting. Often the chinese ink paintings would also include a poem written along with the artwork. While there is no writing involved in this painting, I did try and describe the roses in the most poetic way I can by paying close attention to the unique characteristics of each petal and each leaf.
Something that was also important to me was to paint these roses truthfully as how they were found rather than attempting to idealize them. So I chose a design with flowers of different sizes, different stages of bloom, and facing different directions.
I also included some go off the canvas to suggest this rose garden extending beyond the bounds of this canvas.
To learn more about Kyle and his work, check out his video, "Painting Roses," available in the store.