Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spanish Rose

Spanish Rose
6 x 6, original oil on gessoed hardwood panel
At Auction - you can bid here

I really love to paint from life, taking time to set up a still life that reflects the emotional experience, looking at textures, colors, and the suggestion of a place and time. I was drawn to the light - as always, and the way the cool morning affected the warmth of the flower and reflected on the hand-thrown pot.

Whenever possible, I find my still life props from the work of other artists. I think we have lost touch with something very elemental through our reliance on machine made reproductions. I find great pleasure in running my fingers over a hand-crafted surface, feeling the grooves that the artist made, connecting in a physical, mystical way. This pot was thrown by an artist who lives about 15 miles
from my studio. I use it often as one of the subjects in my paintings.


Pam Holnback said...

Love the texture and colors on the pot.

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