Wednesday, January 12, 2011

White Cup

"White Cup", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Panel
One of my friends commented a couple of days ago that it looked like I was thinking about Giorgio Morandi. I confess it is hard for me not to think about Morandi. In his case, IMO, it would not just be a matter of following his style, because I ask myself, what is his style? More than once I have sat and looked at his paintings and tried to enter his mind as an artist and found it fascinating how he was able to create a feeling of depth perspective with a few lines and little color. The other thing I am totally intrigued by is the relationship of all the objects to each other. They do not follow any type of ordinary still life design.

I am trying to work on a few different things, such as the objects going outside of the picture plane, which is not something Morandi ordinarily did as far as I can see. From my Ovanes experiences I am trying to work with modulation of color, among other things, and from PKR some kind of aesthetic logic related to warms and cools. There are so many things to work on in a still life!

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  1. I think you are taking everything you are learning and incorporating it into your own style which is lovely. Sounds like you have learned so much from all three and are lucky to have the talent to put it all together. I like "white cup" and enjoy reading your thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your range of colors are beautiful. I like how you give your objects their space.