Thursday, May 15, 2014
I painted this still life with artists' pastel at Mr. Tony's Art Class. It was inspired by an Italian artist, Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). Morandi is famous for painting vases, but empty vases without flowers. He saw the vases as a symbol of the human body, filling them with water as we drink water.
Notice in my painting that light is coming from the top right corner. You can see the orange reflection from the table cloth onto the vase, and the yellow on top of the green leaves. The light spot on the vase highlights the glass texture of the vase.