This is the second article in a series I plan to do on the art of Lyle Ritz. Ikebana #2 is one of my favorites. The triptych format seems only possible by mounting each panel on separate stretchers that are attached to each other. I think that the triptych format is very effective for this piece, It gives you a better sense of distance and perspective within the picture plane.
The painting 76 Rodeo, CA. #2 was done after the work done in April 2010 when I visited an area about 30 miles east of Los Angeles that is known for its oil wells and industry along the freeway. The landscape is filled with hard edges and surrounded by a lot of pollution. When I was working on the oil…
Lake tahoe kings grade is a worthwhile spot to visit. It has a peaceful atmosphere and it’s surrounded by gorgeous nature. If you’ve decided to take the long road from Fresno to lake tahoe, then this place is worth visiting. At first I was just going there for taking pictures of flowers but I got fascinated by this place. It’s…
The painting’s light comes from the right side of center, so I block in the shadow on the left with a dark red. I start adding shadows to the background since it’s growing dark. The painting is done for today. I’ll work on highlights tomorrow. It’s already past noon by this time, but I’m still working away The hot air…
This painting brings out the true beauty of nature, a flower arrangement that can be seen as a stairway to heaven. This type of flower arrangement is called “Kengai”, which means “hanging” in Japanese, and consists of hanging flowers from vines or branches.