Bonsai Clippers

4"x6" oil on gessoed door skin. The graceful lines of these extremely comfortable shears drew me in and I had to paint them. Why I painted them in a horizontal format, I cannot tell you except that the beauty of the tool with its graceful shadows was enhanced by all that negative space. Or maybe it was to torture myself - this format made the shears only 3-1/2" tall. That size only increased the challenge of working with a large brush and as usual, I relished that challenge.
Posted March 5, 2008
private collection glendale, ca
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