Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Eastern Elegance  Oil on Linen  11 x 14

I so enjoyed painting this one! I have a great fondness for the complimentary combination of orange and blue, and also the warm yellows through reds, so I managed to put all my favourite colour combinations into one painting. I also experimented with the background, as I wanted it to be dark but not black, so I created a grey green as the compliment to the red, and placed a diffused light band running through it. I'm a bit of a pattern fanatic as well, so I really enjoyed painting the Asian table runner. I think I have a few more persimmon paintings in the works before retiring that fruit until next year. 

I'm using the rest of the holiday season to work on my new website. Once I have it launched I'll let you all know, and I'd love you to visit and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!



  1. Bonjour ma chère Claire,
    Un majestueux travail de petite fourmi que celui de cette dernière peinture... le chemin de table est d'une grande perfection. L'ensemble de tes couleurs sont un réel bonheur pour les yeux.
    J'aime la lumière qui traverse cette peinture et qui contraste avec les ombres.
    Je te félicite... je ne serai présente dans le monde des blog seulement à partir du 8/9 janvier prochain...
    A l'aube de cette année 2012, je te renouvelle mes voeux afin que tout soit possible y compris le bonheur.
    gros bisous

  2. Another beauty! Love all the rich color and the intricacy in the patterns. That band of diagonal light adds so much drama as it leads your eye through the whole painting! So much richness to delve into and explore. Happy New Year!

  3. Another wonderful painting. I can see that sunlight streaming in the window on this beautiful still life.

  4. Yes! Verrrry Elegant. Happy New Year, Claire

  5. Thank you Martine, Lorraine, Carol and Suzanne. I really appreciate your comments and wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!