New composition on the floral theme
Daniel Keys was born in 1985 in Fresno, California. He is initially an oil painter, an art he has practiced since childhood.
Recently, Daniel started painting in pastels. Alternating between the two mediums, he is quickly recognized in the pastel world thanks to a very successful solo exhibition.
He has already received several awards from the International Association of Pastel Societies and the Pastel Society of America.
He received the “Best of show” award at the last IAPS convention in Albuquerque in June 2022 for his work – Still life with candles & Imari
It is there that we had the pleasure to meet him.
Painter of multiple subjects, he has a certain affinity for flowers. Thus, we proposed him to compose a set on the floral theme :
Its composition, its choice of shades…
“Of all painting subjects, flowers are perhaps the most demanding when it comes to color. They’re often bright and saturated, and even the lights and grays can require more color than other subject matter. This palette takes this into account, and allows the artist to paint a variety of floral scenarios.
Starting with a warmer and cooler version of the primaries, I then chose saturated earth tones, rich darks, and clean lights and grays – plus some essential greens. The resulting collection is one that has all of the necessary ingredients to paint flowers with confidence!”