Size: 5"W x 7"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2014
I find that small studies of flowers can be very cathartic. Isolating one petal at a time, you really learn to appreciate every line, shade, and highlight.
I painted this little Iris when I crashed a painting class being hosted by a friend. There was a large bouquet in the center of the room and the canvases of the students were overflowing with color and thickly applied paint. This blue spot was the quiet in the storm, reminding me that sometimes we need to see the tree and not the forest.
Samantha Tutone is an enthusiast of the arts. She studied Art History and Art Conservation at the University of Delaware and is an active painter. After graduation, she worked in a framing shop and a music and art library. Samantha has dabbled in almost every genre of art: sculpture, photography, costuming, tattoo design, etc. Her other passion is Okinawan Go-Ju Ryu Karate. She holds a second-degree black belt and travels regularly to train with karate masters around the world. Currently, she works as an administrator and graphic artist at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.