I'm not sure which is more appealing: the profusion of wild rose blossoms or the swirling movement of the details on the blue and white Chinese jar. I am happy that I decided to paint the background a teal or turquoise to carries this traditional scene to a less-traditional place. The line of petals across the table top carry the eye from the jar lid to the vase and up and then the abundant bouquet takes the viewer's eye back down to the lid again. The image on the jar is of two birds in mid-flight, reeds or grasses, berries. The circle that dominates the jar adds to the sense of movement amid the quiet. Signed and dated on the back, this work ships with a digitally-registered Certificate of Authenticity. It is framed in a 2.5-inch wide silver (wood) plein air frame that brings the outside dimensions to 17x17.
oil paint, stretched linen