Allium Interiors, Newmarket, Auckland are currently showing my latest Dahlia Limited Edition Art Prints. Each Print is an Edition of 7. Uniqueness is guaranteed. They are beautifully framed in a black block frame with 35mm spacers – the prints are set back from the glass increasing the sense of depth and enhancing the viewing experience. www.alliuminteriors.co.nz
Shades of Blush
Featuring the stunning Café au Lait Dahlias in tones of blush and cream, the tonal range is subtle and subdued.
The ambience is moody and mysterious. I often photograph against rich dark backgrounds to create ambience and to offset colour…..in this case shades of blush.
The appeal of photographing Dahlias is their exceptional form. Petal perfection! The multitude of petals are arranged in amazing symmetry.
In this artwork I have captured three large blooms. The green leaves in the background are NZ Kawakawa. Not exactly what a florist may put with them, but all part of my creative touch! The leaves have an interesting heart-shape. Subtle details which help to build this picture.
The second artwork below is more dreamy – hence the title “Dahlia Dream” – a perfect bedroom artwork maybe?
In the cropped center image we can appreciate petal perfection of Dahlias. Then the fading bloom in the lower center of the image and the peek of bud on image right hints at the new flower to come. Flowers have a transient life. And therein lies their unique beauty.
Shades of late Summer
Dahlias are quintessential late summer flowers – delicate blush and pink tones, purples, mauve and lavender, and then deeper rich clarets as we head into Autumn.
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Pom Pom Dahlias
Not all Dahlias are “show girls”! I do like the compact form of these much smaller blooms in this painting by Australian artist, Nora Heysen. The vibrant flowers burst from the dark vase in a kaleidoscope of clear colours : yellows, pinks, reds and mauves.
Pom Pom Dahlias – 1947
As well as her still life flower paintings, Nora Heysen was an accomplished portrait painter. In 1938, she was the first woman to win the Archiblad Prize, with her portrait of Madame Elink Schuurman. Go Nora!!!