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Art of the Day: Tuesday February 17, 2009


- by Lisa Thornton Whittaker

This week's theme: Bowls

There are many definitions for the word bowl. It is a noun and a verb. This week's Art Of The Day purposes, we are going to present art that illustrates the two definitions most commonly listed first in many dictionaries. Though perhaps not always in a conventional way.


  • 1. a rather deep, round dish or basin, used chiefly for holding liquids, food, etc.
  • 2. the contents of a bowl: a bowl of tomato soup.

Art: Bowls by Artist Lisa Thornton Whittaker
I chose to paint this pottery because I find it challenging on a different level than flowers. Flowers lend themselves a forgiving form to the task of setting up a painting. Pottery, however, is something that is used so often that its forms are fixed within our minds, so that much of the time spent executing a painting is in the set up of the composition. I tried to exploit the simple elegance of the composition of forms while giving it the look of an ethereal glow. I love black backgrounds; I feel it draws more focus onto the object itself. Support Art!!

Detail Image

Detail Image for art Bowls


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