Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
These jaunty imaginary flowers have an imaginary name descriptive of their form and hue. I love the vibration of the complementary colors purple and yellow ochre. It adds to the sense that the plant seems to dance even as it is sitting still.
As with all the pieces in my "Still Life Jazz" series, this painting radiates energy and fun.
This work comes matted and framed, ready to hang.
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.