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Today’s post is a short show and tell of my latest creation that I call Sakura. (Sakura is a common Japanese name that in English means “Cherry Blossom”.) I wanted to create a portrait style piece of an interesting character…so I put my creativity cap on, grabbed a canvas and some acrylic paint and went to work.
Here is how I would describe the piece if it was hanging in a gallery and someone happened to take interest in it. (Delivered in my best possible PBS voice.)
The feminine figure stares directly at the viewer, her eyes wide open and interested. She is dressed in a kimono and wears elaborate makeup on her pale white face. Her eyes are a rich blue, contrasting with the rest of the piece which conforms to the same red, white and black color scheme. The figure is surrounded with sinuous lines that extend outward, opening up the composition. The lines take the form of black curves that represent both hair and tree branches covered in cherry blossoms. The large cherry blossom depicted in the bottom-left-hand-corner of the piece is another point of origin for outward flowing lines, that take the form of red ribbons. Pearls decorate the space in between the ribbons, representing class, status and elegance.
And now for final product:
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Sakura. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2013 ©
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