22” x 30”
Texas Wildflowers”, a
simplistic but elegantly painted hill country scene is a new painting by San Antonio landscape
painter, Cliff Cavin. Although the title
declares the painting should be about the broad expanse of the flower blooms;
the Indian Paintbrushes, Bluebonnets, and such- the tree line steals the
spotlight. I am not talking about the overpowering Oak that you might think,
but the creeping silently and gangly small twig-like narrow saplings off to the
left that divvy for our attention--like some outstretched alien finger; unidentifiable
but curiously inviting.
Pictorially, Cavin angles the composition upward to the right side of the canvas; an unusual pictorial angle that accents the shape of Mother Nature’s irregular rows of wind dispersed flowers.
Orange, Blue, Green, and White gently roll
with blooming abundance as each distinct hue bears witness to the ever resilient
Texas Hill Country. However, wallowing in the field of undisturbed meadow, there
is an oddly pronounced large patch of chartreuse blooms. This oasis of vivid greenery holds the field stable
and in view, like a horticultural anchor, keeping our eye from wandering off
the picture plane. Shallow shades fill
the mid-ground as we assess the midday sunlight. Profiled against the dark
shrubbery are pockets of extended stems that hold some flowers high above
others, extending out into the warmness of the day.
©Gabriel Diego Delgado
JR Mooney Galleries
Wildflowers” and many other
paintings by Cliff Cavin are available for purchase at: www.jrmooneygalleries.com Texas