7/20/2012

Nell Blaine

Nell Blaine, Summer Interior with Book 1986

L.S. Markow sent in this favorite still life. He says:  

I was moved by the palpable sense of space in this painting by Nell Blaine, and wanted to know more about how she had accomplished this effect. I found out that Blaine had been a student of Hans Hoffman. It appears that she is using Hoffman's principle of "push/pull" to create a sense of space and movement within the painting. It is a wonderful evocation of still life objects in an interior, with a view of a landscape, on a warm summer day.    

July is Still Life Month here in The Art Room. If you have a favorite still life you'd like to share this month, please send an image or link to the image to awakeandpainting@gmail.com

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