Splendid Defiance XI


Anna Barklem

The story of

Splendid Defiance XI

60cm x 60cm


The artwork Splendid Defiance XI is the eleventh 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 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.

Images of Splendid Defiance XI

Colors used in Splendid Defiance XI

  • ApproximatelyDi Serria

  • ExactlyBlack

  • ApproximatelyJaffa

  • ApproximatelyDi Serria

  • ApproximatelyTumbleweed

  • ApproximatelyPharlap

  • ApproximatelyGold Sand

  • ApproximatelyJaffa

  • ApproximatelyTuscany

  • ApproximatelyRaw Sienna

  • ApproximatelyAntique Brass

  • ApproximatelyWhiskey

  • ApproximatelyBrown Rust

  • ApproximatelyThatch

  • ApproximatelySepia Skin

  • ApproximatelyPorsche

  • ApproximatelySorrell Brown

  • ApproximatelyPotters Clay

  • ApproximatelySanta Fe

  • ApproximatelyCape Palliser


Buy our paintings

Selection of projects which are completed and ready for purchasing.