Sunday, October 2, 2011
6x6in oil on canvas board 85.
Detail from, Still Life With Mangos. Paul Gauguin.
I love most of Gauguin's work and I picked this piece because the colors were so vibrant after my previous copy of a painting by Cezanne. Although this was painted some 14 years after the Cezanne piece, I could still pick out some similar, parallel stroke work. I noticed that Gauguin also used a cross-hatch stroke in flat areas. Both artists really observed each value/color change across the form and both outline the shapes. I did some research on this piece and was amazed at the different colors in each reproduction I looked at, even in the two books I own. I was wondering if the brighter images were after a restoration?
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.