One of my favorite symbols of spring is the lilac. I have enjoyed these since childhood, with fond memories of the various colors of the blooms that grew in my parent's yard. I tried planting lilacs the same colors in my yard but with no luck. But an old bush does live in my yard. It is the traditional old fashion type with what I would call – lilac colored flowers.
These paintings both the same flowers and painted the same day but in a different location and with totally different lighting. The top image painted during the class I teach, where a large room where florescent and natural light came from every direction. The bottom image painted at night with more directed light in a dark room. I like the paintings done at class, I set up my models on a aluminum table top which reflects the abundant light of the room.
both 10" x 8" oil on board