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Twilight Japanese MapleBy Christine So

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US$ 1,900



Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 121.9cm (H) x 61cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 48" (H) x 24" (W) x 1.5" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped flat

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Artist Statement

This is now the fifth in my Twilight series of monochromatic blue botanical tree paintings. There will soon be more. My background in woodcuts and printmaking shows in these crisp tree silhouettes that look like carved block prints printed in light ink on dark paper. I like to take sunrise and evening walks in the summer. It’s a magical time just as the sky turns to a watery blue and all the branches turn to crisp silhouettes.The translucent layers in this acrylic painting give it a wonderful glow. The darker blue undercoat was painted thinly and allowed to show through as the shapes of the leaves. The paler blue twilight sky was scrubbed on in multiple sheer layers with the darkness showing through to create a vibrancy like a quiet hum.

The 1.5 inch deep gallery sides are left white so it can be hung without framing. There is a wire on the backside so it can go straight on the wall.


Artist Profile

Born: 1970
Hometown: San Francisco
Based in: Oakland, California, USA

I live in the woods in northern California. Whenever I leave my house I am under an endless web of tree branches. Their silhouettes have etched themselves into my memory over the decades.

My paintings and prints are always nature-inspired and nearly always monochromatic. Each one is an immersion in …


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