Artwork Description: This original painting is drawn and painted in the tradition of Asian art but with a modern twist. The canvas painting of the Geisha style Japanese woman in a periwinkle blue and honeysuckle pink kimono is executed on a neon yellow background. The modern wall art will add a global touch to your home decor. Check out the decorating idea in the room pictured. Asian decor and oriental art is very modern and fashion forward.
Title: Favorite Kimono
Size: 9x12 inches, 1/2 inch sides painted black
Media: Acrylics on canvas
About This Piece:
I continue to draw inspiration by visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During this visit I spent two hours in the ""Cezanne Card Players"" and ""Room with a View"" exhibitions. After, I met my daughter for dinner at a ""wine"" bar where they played live jazz. Although she was tired from her visit to the nineteenth century art paintings, I convinced her to come with me to the Sackler Wing to draw from screen as and tapestries in the museum's Japanese art collection, from the Edo period. There we were greeted by lovely young docents who invited me to sketch the collections using white drawing paper and charcoal pencils. I was also given a small drawing board, kneaded eraser and little canvas stool to work on. My daughter chose to copy the abstract patterns depicted in the cloths whereas I settled in to focus on the faces.
The initial drawing done freehand at the museum are done in charcoal pencil on paper. Back in my studio I transferred my drawings onto canvas and used acrylic paints to add patterns and color with touches of honeysuckle pink. The art does seem to be inspired by Matisse and Picasso but really that is because those artist were greatly influenced by Japanese artists as well. I love these Museum inspirations! This listing is for one of the paintings, Free shipping will be given if you buy more 4 or more artworks!