Big White Orchids - Floral Art By Betty Cummings
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
Big White Orchids - Floral Art By Betty Cummings. Digitally remastered by Sharon Cummings.
Betty Cummings is an American artist residing in CO and FL. You can find more of her work here: http://bettycummings.com/
Close observation is a kind of daily meditation. Lets look at beautiful thingsluminous flowers, the glitter of glass, opulent fabrics, a landscape lit just so. As with our lives, these effects are ephemeral and in my paintings I try to isolate them, give them form, really see the color, the shapes, notice how the light reflects on a surface, how a shadow becomes another object. I often exaggerate color and contrast in my paintings to try to give shape to what my inner eye is seeing. I often push the scale, also, to something beyond reality. Heightened color, bigger-than-life scale, dramatic lighting and high contrast are some of the tools I use.
First Place in the Northern Colorado Artist Association�s national juried show
Current work can be seen at Sarasvati Gallery in Loveland, CO, Meko�s Gallery in Fort Collins, CO and Jellyfish Gallery in Berthoud, CO.
Paintings are in private collections in Fort Collins, Loveland and in many homes and offices around the United States
Studied painting with Barbara Marquardt for more than ten years and have been painting for more than twenty years
Born and raised in Northern Michigan
Educated as a chemist, with a degree from Michigan Technological University
December 4th, 2013
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