Splendid Defiance II


Anna Barklem

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Splendid Defiance II

60cm x 60cm


The artwork Splendid Defiance II is the second in a series of expressionist paintings by the artist Anna Barklem.

The artwork focuses on the figure of a woman seated and facing away from the viewer. The character looks into the background as if in deep thought and reflection.

The artist removes overcomplicated details in the foreground and background to allow the viewers to focus and become consumed by the pose (seated reflection) of the figure.

This work uses a more abstract color pallet to increase the level of surrealism. It makes the expressionism more abstract as the colors are more in line with modern abstract painting.

The artist uses a combination of broad brushstrokes over the main smaller details to give balance across the foreground and background. There are a definite left and right split with the right light and left dark. This perspective illusion is also amplified in the skin tones of the figures back (shoulders).

The artist used the highest quality canva professional acrylics, mediums, and varnishes.

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Colors used in Splendid Defiance II

  • ApproximatelyFlush Mahogany

  • ApproximatelyPancho

  • ApproximatelyTacao

  • ApproximatelyTangerine

  • ApproximatelyMango Tango

  • ApproximatelyWeb Orange

  • ApproximatelyTangerine

  • ApproximatelyButtercup

  • ApproximatelyMexican Red

  • ApproximatelyValencia

  • ExactlyBlack

  • ApproximatelyFroly

  • ApproximatelyPirate Gold

  • ApproximatelyChelsea Gem

  • ApproximatelyButtered Rum

  • ApproximatelyFuzzy Wuzzy Brown

  • ApproximatelyBrandy Punch

  • ApproximatelyMedium Carmine

  • ApproximatelyBurnt Sienna

  • ApproximatelyTrendy Pink


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