Wednesday, October 12, 2011
6x6in oil on canvas board $85.
Detail: Table in Front of Window 1934-5
What a difference to go from the previous painting by Zubaran to this one by Pierre Bonnard.
I actually had started this one earlier and had to wait for the first layer to dry because Bonnard's method was to paint on top of paint (layers) and I wished to see what I could learn from this method. He worked in a loose painterly manner without three dimensional modeling and conventional perspective. How freeing! His beautiful use of color is pure eye candy.
Bonnard was a member of group called Les Nabis (prophets) and they believed that color should be used independently of objective reality. His lifelong friend Vuillard, was also a member and I find his work amazing too.
As a former Brit I do know that Bonnard was one of the few foreign artists to be elected into the Royal Academy in London.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.