Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Prize Winner


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.

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

A very worthy winner!

Steve Reed said...

This is such an interesting idea -- interpreting a painting in flowers. And giving the florist leeway to not merely reproduce the painting, but produce an original work of art based on it. I like it!

Kathy said...

I can't even see the painting so I can make no comparisons. Why am I suddenly remembering the blue/black dress or white/gold dress dilemma?

Karl Demetz said...

Compliments to the winner !

VP said...

Well deserved!

Lowell said...

I love that floral arrangement but cannot determine the painting at all...maybe it's just my computer?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

More often than not simple is best. Is that a reflection of the boathouse Sharon?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I mean Lake House :)

RedPat said...

I'm not sure about this one, Sharon. But I'm not at all surprised that it won. ;-)

cieldequimper said...

That's amazing. I would never have guessed what the painting was and yet it is indeed a subtle, pretty and very creative interpretation!

William Kendall said...

I like both!

Kate said...

I understand the difficulty of photographing these pieces because I often get frustrated at our own exhibition during April at the MIA. But, the longer I look at your photo of the painting the clearer it becomes.