Thursday, February 25, 2010

View from the Studio, Provence (detail)

I've painted many white pitchers over the years, always attracted to how, when posed against the assertive patterns of landscape or fabric, they manage--with their simple, strong and quiet shapes--to hold their own.

4 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful! You're right - this simple white pitcher does hold its own against the patterned bg so well. Perhaps because it's painted so well? Loved the one yesterday, too - definitely feminine because of the rounded, curving shapes...or maybe just the larger bottom? :)

Irina said...

So beautiful, as usual. I wonder how many colors make this pitcher look white :-)

Kathy said...

You can really feel the warmth of the sun on this one! Beautiful.

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks, RH, Irini and Kathy. About the colors--It's a triad that mixes into a neutral blue, yellow and red (in this case a cool red.) The challenge is getting enough color to turn the form, but not so much that I've lost the white shape.