Mies Chaise Painting

17 10 2010

Ah, chairs! Ludwig’s chairs. You have to love them. The smooth lines, the organic shapes, how comfortable they seem even in pictures. One of the favorites is the Chaise.

This one was a little more complicated to make since the yellow color layers very obviously when you run the brush over the same spot twice. I found it very frustrating to keep the white line of the chair crisp, while evenly distributing the yellow around it. In the end it is almost perfect. In that I can still see some imperfections that bother me. I must confess, the photograph emphasizes it more than real life.

I still love it. I doubt I’ll be painting another such image using this particular yellow paint. It was a bit of a pain.

Mies Chaise 1931-32

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17 10 2010
margauxhf

You’d never know by looking at it that you struggled keeping the white line crisp. It looks great! I love the yellow and the blue paintings next to each other. The bold colors contrast each other very nicely. Oh! and of course the chair is great too.

25 01 2011
majathebee

Thanks for the kind words. As usual, the creator sees the details that don’t conform to the vision. I’m pretty happy with the end results though. They are proudly hanging in my living room.

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