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Red and Yellow Cupflowers

12.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.0"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: contemporary, expressionist, modern, life, still, flowers, painting, floral

Media: media, water-based on watercolor, paper

Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

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Simple coffee cups were the what provided the initial idea sparks for this painting. And I wanted to work with a limited red, yellow and green palette (plus black and white, of course.) So this led to the descriptive title "Red and Yellow Cupflowers." I imagine that each flower is attached to its green stem by a connection which rotates as the bouquet moves with the breeze, keeping each flower perfectly upright or perfectly upside-down.

Like every piece in my "Still Life Jazz" series, this painting projects energy, fun and movement.

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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