Tradition resides in the color combination of blue and white for me. It’s such a classic paring and one that exploded on the scene in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. It was in China where artisans created wares in porcelain and found that cobalt oxide was a pigment (one of the only ones) that could withstand the high temperatures required to fire porcelain.
I have to thank a painting partner who brought these beautiful pieces over to my studio so we could paint one morning. It’s what reminded me of my love for blue and white. In this painting some pops of yellow from a few lemons add a bit of surprise to the arrangement, along with a field of turquoise inspired green.
Inspiration comes in all kinds of ways. It’s just one of the traveling gifts of prosperity and connecting. Whether that’s with a friend to paint or uniting with the canvas and colors waiting to see what unfolds, there’s always something new to experience.
Categories: New Paintings, Still Life, Still Life
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