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Chopstix

Ken Powers

Tacoma, United States

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Everyone has seen the paintings of the roses on a piano keyboard symbolizing romance, etc… But, does this really motivate a child to practice. I don’t think so. Driven by humor, this piece was originally going to be titled “I thought I told you to practice.” After running the idea past a friend of mine, he suggested calling it “Chopstix.” Although, he wanted me to add a couple severed fingers to the piece which is not really my style. I opted to leave the fingers out of the painting despite his insistence. The piece is painted with Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The interaction of this paint and paper cause some fantastic granulation effects. It’s original size is 14″ × 10″.

8th Place Finisher in The Keys challenge.
5th Place Finisher in On The Edge challenge.
4th Place Finisher in Sharp & Dangerous Metals challenge.
Featured in Art At Its Best!! group in December 2009.
Featured in Realist Traditional Art group in August 2009.

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