Dogwood Flowers in Purple Vase

Piece description from the artist

I layered different kinds of paper including tissue and rice paper, along with acrylic mediums, to create varying, contrasting textures. I painted the background in a distressed style in a composition that is reminiscent of a Mark Rothko painting. The subject is a still life image of dogwood blooms. The dogwood is a popular tree found in North America. These spring-time blooms came from my parent's garden. The purple vase is from the first bouquet of flowers given as a valentines day gift to my wife when we were dating.

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About Daniel (Dano) Carver

Lacey, WA

Although the style of Daniel Carver’s (Dano) work varies, his approach is always the same. He begins by identifying a subject through which he can explore saturated, vibrant colors and rich, contrasting textures. Dano is inspired by the beauty that can be found in the degradation of man-made materials, the peeling paint from a wall or the oxidation of metal in an old truck. With each painting, he allows the subject to dictate the style in which it is to be painted.

Dano has had an unquenchable passion for all forms of art since childhood. But most recently, his medium of choice has been acrylic paint. The color is brilliant and long-lasting, and the substance itself acts like glue, allowing him to layer paper or collage. He builds up several layers of paint and paper, and then distresses them with abrasive instruments. Each creative choice enhances the realism of his paintings.

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