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Barbara Strubell

White Rose

White Rose, oil on canvas, 20"x24", Floral, 2009

Photo by John Rivers   www.3riversphotos.com

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A white rose on dark background, a study in contrasts.One of my tools is observing contrast in line, color, light and dark. This painting is inspired by O'Keefe's clarity of color and the dark backgrounds of Rembrandt. I contrasted opposing lines, yellow and violet along with light and dark to achieve a dramatic effect. The negative space is also very important for the balance.

I have been painting seriously for the past 3 years, one day a week in my living room and am self taught. I am studying art history and trying to learn how to get oil paint to show what I see and feel of the world around me.

PO Box 415
Bass Harbor ME 04653
207-244-7503



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