Friday, December 20, 2013

Baby Grand

I have painted this old piano many many times over the years.

Recently while working on a commission for the Mayo Clinic, I have been taking little breaks and doing a couple of 10" x 8"'s in preparation for a still life class I will host in Madison this coming January. It also helps to keep my work fresh by doing these small pieces, when I am forced to work in doors.

I have always enjoyed painting this piano with all of it's deep rich color, the temperature variances, as well as the wonderful shapes and designs it presents.

Under the north light in my studio the wonderful cool notes that hit on the edges are just fascinating to me. That and the bright high notes of the peonies with the rich blue vase really gets my goat.

Surely I will be exploring this a few more times.

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