Tuesday, February 15, 2011

#77 series, the letter N

 Some days everything falls into place. It just happens.
 The letter "N" series is based on two things, a composition by Gauguin  (a self portrait with a yellow wall behind him and his image in the lower left) see below, and the dictum "if you have 4 things, use three.
The mat board was blue and I saw it as a really good background for these simple compositions.

I saw this painting in an issue of France magazine this morning and it just got stuck in my head when I went into my studio. What an inspiration.

1 comment:

Atomic Rose said...

Several years ago, I saw a painting by Gauguin of a Portrait of Jacob Meyer de Haan in a magazine. He has this bushy red mustache and is sitting next to a bowl of fruit on a table...and for some reason, I just LOVE that painting. I can't put my finger on why. Perhaps it's the subject's exceptional cranium.