Splendid Defiance VIII


Anna Barklem

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Splendid Defiance VIII

60cm x 60cm


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

The artwork focuses on the figure of a woman that is seated and leaning forward. The character has her back to the viewer. The angle gives the impression that the viewer sees a personal moment from an unobserved position.

The artist removes overcomplicated details in the foreground and background to allow the viewers to focus and become consumed by the pose 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.

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

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Colors used in Splendid Defiance VIII

  • ApproximatelyBondi Blue

  • ApproximatelyMarzipan

  • ApproximatelyMulled Wine

  • ExactlyBlack

  • ApproximatelyDeep Cerulean

  • ApproximatelyCharm

  • ApproximatelyPorsche

  • ApproximatelyFinn

  • ApproximatelyApricot

  • ApproximatelyWine Berry

  • ApproximatelyTapestry

  • ApproximatelyTrendy Pink

  • ApproximatelyHopbush

  • ApproximatelyBouquet

  • ApproximatelyCharm

  • ApproximatelyTapestry

  • ApproximatelyPelorous

  • ApproximatelyJelly Bean

  • ApproximatelyCosmic

  • ApproximatelyCarissma


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