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Oil on linen, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

I was given a broken Westerwald piece of pottery seen in the painting. The top was totally gone and it had no spout. Well you know what artistic license is? I created the spout and top in my mind. The other objects I still have them in my studio, which were arranged so as to form one part of a laden table at a late night soiree. It was painted in 2005, it only recently came off the attic. Although we had an exhibition in our village, we were not ready to part with it as yet. I think it is just absolutely stunning. The overall size including the frame is 81 cm (high) by 96 cm (wide) and 4 cm deep click on the upper right of the main photo, to give you a view of its size in a room setting. Painted on a rigid paintable and endurable panel with quality oil paint and homemade artist medium. The palette of colours is remarkably small, only 6 colours and white.

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Oil - on Belgian linen on marine plywood #1930

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 82.0(W) x 68.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 76.0(W) x 61.0(H).

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Just a few objects found in the house of a deceased uncle who was reading the paper while having his last smoke from the Ming tobacco pot (which lid is invisible behind the box.  The box with some small personal trinkets, a small checkered  pill box,  and an empty red glass flower vase, as he was a widower and did not like to see dying flowers in his house anymore. The feeling of holding something in your hands that is hundred of years old, like the pewter and the ceramic Japanese vase, gives me a feeling of agelessness. It vibrates through my entire body and to spend weeks painting something like this climaxes to an explosion in my imagination. A painting of this calibre is and always will be an eye catcher when people realise it has not been created with shortcuts and tricks, but genuinely by discipline and artistry without smoke and mirrors.
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