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Friday, April 11, 2008

Straight From the Tube

Yellow Piano, 20 x 24, Oil on Canvas
I might revisit this style of painting that I did about 8 years ago. I called it "Straight from the Tube." I had received some samples of intensely colored oils from Mexico and thought it would be interesting to use them as straight from the tube as I could. I painted on white to keep the look bright. I was also reading about Matisse; hence, the objects and patterns originating from our home. For example, a carpet element became the wallpaper. Beyond that I was playing with symbolism. The yellow piano represented fickleness. The left cloudy doorway was my past. The sunny clear room on the right was my future. I guess that's me at the piano, but at the time, I didn't think so.

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