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Messy Bedrooms

The bedroom in our house is an endless source of inspiration for me, given the chasing light and movement of sheets, laundry and objects from day to day and from morning to night. I remember the first days that I was drawn to it for painting, and how when my fiance returned home, he put some things away. I had to explain that he had just moved my “stillife.” Now I am not only used to it, I enjoy the changes, and have painted bedroom days on top of bedrooms days as a possibly truer way of painting the “reality” of the bedroom, and my life. When I paint these, I think of them as landscapes, looking at the sheets, pillows, window, laundry and other objects as if they were hills, mountains, sky or earth. The peek out the window provides a second dimension to the viewing experience, reminding me that I am inside after all. To view, click on any thumbnail below to enter the image carousel, or scroll down for larger images which can be clicked on for detailed viewing.

 

Twilight Violet and Lime, 2010. 40 x 35 cm, oil on panel

Red Suitcase, 2010. 30 x 40 cm, oil on panel

Pink Sheets, 2010. 40 x 35 cm, oil on panel

Burgundy & Grey Day, 2010. 35 x 25 cm, oil on panel

Stage 2-4, 2010. Oil on paper, 70 x 50 cm

Pink Scribble, 2011. Oil on panel, 20 x 20 cm

Blue Diagonal, 2011. Oil on panel, 25 x 25 cm

Implosion, 2011. Oil on linen, 70 x 70 cm

Twilight Sketch, 2010. Oil on panel, 30 x 40 cm*

Blue Bed in Studio, 2011. Oil on panel, 25 x 25 cm

Misty Sundown in Pink and Blue, 2010. Oil on panel, 45 x 35 cm

Merger of Visa and Nike, 2010. 35 x 25 cm, oil on panel

Kitten in Yellow and Pink, 2010. Oil on panel, 35 x 25 cm

Portal Reflection, 2011. Oil on panel, 36 x 19.5 cm

Purple Blanket, 2011. Oil on panel, 20 x 15 cm

Intense Afternoon Sun, 2011. Oil on panel, 20 x 10 cm

Salmon Lover, 2010. Oil on panel, 40 x 35 cm

Fighting a Pink Wall, 2009. Oil on panel, 40 x 40 cm*

Peachy Morning, 2011. Oil on panel, 25 x 25 cm

Green Grocery Bag, 2010. Oil on panel, 30 x 30 cm*

Indoor Tree, 2010. Oil on panel, 36.5 x 19.5 cm

Kitten Cool, 2010. Oil on paper, 40 x 30 cm

Morandi by the Bed, 2009. Oil on linen, 46 x 36 cm*

Morning Sheets, 2010. Oil on paper, 70 x 50 cm*

Pink Pillow, 2010. Oil on paper, 70 x 50 cm

Pink Sheets 2, 2010. Oil on paper, 70 x 50 cm

Bedroom study 2, 2011. Oil on linen, 70 x 70 cm

Bedroom Study 3, 2011. Oil on linen, 70 x 70 cm

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  1. October 14, 2012

    I really like your messy bedrooms. I like the studies the best. -Jason

    • Rebecca Harp #
      February 20, 2013

      Jason,
      My apologies for being able to reply only now. Thanks for your comments, but thanks also for leaving me a link to your website where I just looked at some fabulous paintings! Great balance of tones, colors, and subject choices. Loved seeing that you have spent a lot of time in my dear Wisconsin.

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