Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I thought I'd show you a First Place prize winner in the Arts and Flowers show at the Phoenix Art Museum. This won first place for Best Floral Interpretation. Now let's take a look at the painting.
And here it is! It's called "Lake House" by Kevin Appel dated 2002. It's an interesting painting that a photograph won't do justice because of the subtleties of the color white and the textures that are finely painted into it. Those patches that appear brighter in the photo above have a wood grain that has been painted into it. At first I thought it was painted on wood but no, it's painted on canvas so that look of painted wood had to be done by hand.
The floral arrangement is as simple and yet as complex as the painting. It was created by Thomas Hoyle of White House Design Studios. White House is one of the most creative florists in Phoenix.