I mostly make paintings of people. I fill the space, maximize color and try to tell a clear story. Most of these images reflect feelings of isolation and the emphasize the differences between the inner and outer life.
This is a square painting, but on canvas.
It's a cone flower that was nearing the end of its life. I loved that the ends of the petals were browning and spreading up to the core.
It's quite large- about 3' square. I enjoyed the texture in the cone. The background is intentionally vague. I wanted the focus on the flower itself but I didn't want a stark white background because that would be jarring.