Liz's Cup

14.00"W x 18.00"H x 1.5"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

Commission a Piece

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: top, table, expressionist, life, still, modern, contemporary, roses, cup, floral

Media: oil on paper, mounted

Size: 14"W x 18"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

While staying in a home in Mexico, I took a shine to one of the coffee cups that the owner had in her kitchen. That was the starting point for this lively painting of some roses. Then the process of invention began.

Like all the works in my "Still Life Jazz" series, this painting projects energy, a sense of movement and life. It is a fun piece to have in any room.

The painting is finished with a simple handsome black frame that ties to the dark values in the piece.

I'm Donald Bruce Wright, a fine artist based in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. You'll see works here from me created in several media, including oil on canvas as well as smaller pieces made with water-based paints on watercolor paper. The paintings displayed on Vango are from my "Still Life Jazz" series. Like a jazz player who takes a musical standard and then interprets it in new ways, I create paintings that are based on an art world standard: the still life. Real life and its structure serve as a point of departure while remaining loosely recognizable in the final work. Creating these bold energetic floral inventions within the traditional conceptual format of a still life allows the work to project the contradictory sense of being somehow familiar yet fresh. Although my painting style is self-taught, I received formal grounding in art by earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007.

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