Day 6: Art Resolutions-The Last Samurai

Art Resolutions is a 2015 self-imposed charge to create an artistic study each day for a year. Welcome to Day 6.

Long ago in another lifetime I did weekly restaurant reviews on television. I met interesting people and received many tokens of gratitude–after the fact. One treasured remembrance was a porcelain decanter of plum wine. I call him my samurai, but he is probably modeled after a classical actor of the Japanese theatre. The last samurai (or only one in my house) became the subject of my daily study. I nearly introduced watercolor wash into this sketch. The figurine is dressed in a warm persimmon kimono and dark bittersweet trousers. A touch of grass green obi and a bittersweet accent circling his headress. I resisted the urge as I am still reacquainting myself and experimenting with the various techniques of shading. For today, my Japanese gentleman is immortalized in pale grey to intense charcoal. The color will come another day.

Day 6-samurai



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 6: Art Resolutions-The Last Samurai

  1. Bea Neal says:

    I love this. I love the real thing too. Not a fan of plum wine though. 🙂

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