Thursday, July 31, 2008

"The Square Vase"

Connie Kleinjans fine art
6x8, oil on canvas board

This is another of those setups where your mind fools your eye. The vase actually has a lot more foreshortening, so it tapers more towards the bottom. But when I painted it that way, it looked wrong. And, frankly, ultimately art must trump reality.

Also, it was a bit of a stretch to paint something that orange. I wanted to set the purpley-pink flowers against it.


  1. Hi Connie,
    I liked how you've handled the transparency of the glass, especially the shadows of the flower and the distortion in water...
    Great work!


  2. Hi Mita. Thanks for dropping by, especially from so far away. And thanks for your kind words. :)
    -- Connie