Catherine Taron
Vancouver Island Visual Artist


11" x 14" oil on canvas

This painting is the second oil painting I’ve ever done. It’s second because my first was done when I was sixteen years old, and that one, I was surprised, turned out well. But I had improvised a surface, not having a real canvas, and the painting peeled off its surface almost right away. No image of it remains, it was so long ago. I’ve been wanting to try oils again and only now, more than fifty years and a lot of painting experience later, I bought some oil paints and painted this, an amaryllis that was gifted to me as a bulb. I’d sketched it out on a prepared canvas quite a while ago. When I recently found the sketch, I thought it a suitable subject for an oil painting.