Oranges was an exploration in form, composition and color, to evoke a mood. Composition is such an important element in a successful image, and the still life is an excellent way to test one's skills. In terms of subject matter and color choice, I was inspired by my response to Art Deco architecture in California (sadly only via books and the internet). I wanted to capture the intensity of a crystal clear, blue sky cushioned with the curves of contrasting yellow and orange deco buildings. I love the accents of colored strips on deco buildings, and that's what motivated the red berries. For the lighting, I wanted something that provided contrast and long shadows to give the impression that the sun is setting after a long, hot day. I then gave it a vignette and a "painterly" filter and removed all the reflections so it gave the impression that it could be a painting.
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+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.