February 25, 2013

Kimono, Reflected

I took the earlier painting of the kimono and used it to create this new painting, placing the figure at the right and adding a mirror to reflect her image.

In the studio today, I was able to add the placement of her hand in the reflection, but decided against adding more details or getting deeply into the kimono patterns as I did in the earlier painting.

Instead, I was thinking of Vuillard and his use of patterned wallpaper and fabrics to tie a composition together, so I added the patterned wallpaper and mirror decorative edge.

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