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Art of the Day: Wednesday June 02, 2010

Short and Stout

- by Lisa Thornton Whittaker

This week's theme: Short and Tall

short - adjective
1. having little length; not long. 2. having little height; not tall: a short man. 3. extending or reaching only a little way: a short path.
4. brief in duration; not extensive in time: a short wait.

tall - adjective
1. having a relatively great height; of more than average stature: a tall woman; tall grass.
2. having stature or height as specified: a man six feet tall. 3. large in amount or degree; considerable: a tall price; Swinging that deal is a tall order.
4. extravagant; difficult to believe: a tall tale. 5. high-flown; grandiloquent: He engages in so much tall talk, one never really knows what he's saying.

Art: Short and Stout by Artist Lisa Thornton Whittaker
This painting was inspired by a photo with teapots in a similar arrangement. This simple painting started as just a study of form and an attempt to take a new look at something I see everyday and usually try to clean up and put away as fast as I can (I did have to borrow some of these pots, however, they are not ALL mine!) I chose a black background to focus attention on the forms and I arranged the pots to look as if they were a little porcelain army marching towards me. Although this is a still, I wanted to give these dishes an energetic look. Support Art!!

Detail Image

Detail Image for art Short and Stout


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