Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.0375"D
Year Created: 2018
This is another piece from my Still Life Jazz series. They all are invented still lifes, using the convention of flowers in vase. But, of course, they are completely fanciful. 'Semaphore" projects a contemporary feel and is intended to be fun and lively. While this painting looks good on its own, I it would also do well in a cluster of similar works - maybe 3-5. Look for more of these 8x10 pieces from me. I'll be posting many more over time. The work is easily framed in a standard 8x10 frame - I'd use a plain white one for this.
The title came to me after I finished the piece. The flower-like structure reminds me of the semaphore flags I learned how to use in cub scouts when I was a boy.
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.