Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Basil - for the ArtHouse Project

"Basil," acrylics & leaf on canvas, 4 x 4 inches, 2010

This was the noun from the ArtHouse Coop Canvas Project with the obvious interpretation. "Basil" is recognizable a frequently used spice, but it also means "royal" and is the name of boy. 

I remember in Catholic school learning that Jesus was draped in purple clothing while he was being mocked because the color symbolized royalty. The background is purple because of one of the meanings of "basil." 

A neighbor unwittingly provided the leaf that makes this a mixed media art work. 

That concludes the project, for me. Now, to snail mail off to them!

Smiles,
Angeline Marie of 

2 comments:

Jason L. Eldridge said...

I can really see how the mixed media added to this project. The leaf draws your attention into the top left 1/3 of the painting instantly. Then your eyes naturally move to the light color painted leaves to the left, onto the purple and then around the edges to the dark side on the right. Incredible job!!!!! Great meaning behind the painting as well. Thank you for sharing.

Angeline-Marie said...

Jason: THANK YOU! As for meaning, I got lucky with the random word pick. =)

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