Monday, March 3, 2008

"Anemones," 6x8", oil on canvas board

Connie Kleinjans painting: AnemonesTwo things coincided: I picked up this delightful little white vase at a nearby store, and I found these anoemones with a color that can burn holes in your retinas. It seemed like a match made in heaven, and even gave me the chance to explore painting white on white. Sort of. Hey, white actually has lots of colors in it. Check it out. I find it interesting that the shadows on the white vase look a little like watercolor, don't they?

I'm reading into Japonism. This might have elements of that: the oblique angle, the composition that isn't perfectly centered. More when I feel like it!

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