Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
After making this painting, my first impression of the flowers was that they were wearing little white hats - sombreros, in fact. Hence the title.
This jaunty arrangement of fanciful flowers is another addition to my 'Still Life Jazz" series of invented floral pieces. I love the sense of movement, energy and fun that it projects. The limited palette, highlighted by a lovely mixed red contrasted by a mixed complementary green in the stems, contributes to a clean and crisp presentation.
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.