Begonias and Sunlight by Jim McVicker

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Jim McVicker

Begonias and Sunlight


76.2 x 91.44 cm | 30 x 36 in

Oil on linen

  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Plein Air Painting

These are my potted begonias set up on the railing of the studio deck. I loved the view of our yard and the trees on the property as a backdrop. For me this was all about the glow of the morning sun as it hit the flowers, railing and the rug draped over the railing. I used this rug because of the strong color and rather graphic design. I feel it is a good balance to the earth and a busy background but does not overpower the sun-drenched flowers.