- Paul McMillan
Life Painting Painting
- "Handheld Fall Leaf"
- 20" x
- Oil on Panel
- No. 251
- In this Figurative
Floral Still Life Painting, "Handheld Fall Leaf" an
original oil on panel, I wanted to continue to explore the transparent
and quite colorful turnings of a fall leaf held by hand. The
chosen back-lit view dramatizes the viens and turning of colors
in the life cycle of this fall leaf which reminds me that all
things have their season. Life is magnificent in all it's turnings
and the leaves from which I carefully chose all possessed such
individual beauty that the decision was most dificult until the
light permiating this individual leaf showed me who to paint.
The sixty year old hand is my own hand which has held a lot of
beauty and a few brushes with the colors of fall.