Whisky jug with apple blossom By Maggie LaPorte-Banks 
Oil on canvas
Image size: H:50 cm x W:50 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:50 cm x D:2cm
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This impressionistic still life features the black whisky jug, traditionally used for storing moonshine. I love this old black whisky jug as it shows off so well the reflections of the lemon and pink cloth. Echoed in the background is a black area, and the lemon on the pink fabric give a silver light to the piece.
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Maggie LaPorte Banks artist comments: "My Art is routed in landscape, influenced by childhood memories of Donegal, by Lough Swilly, surrounded by dark mountains. I spent ten years living near to the Brecons Beacons and painting using a tent as a studio in all seasons. For over thirteen years I was an artist in residence in a cottage on the end of Cape Cornwall overlooking the Brisons at different times of the year. Therefore, I have a vast amount of passion for the skies, sea and mountains which I love to involve within my paintings. My recent works have been developed from these roots and are becoming much more abstract, focusing on 'the essence of place' through the colours I use and emotions I have created. I work mainly in oils, acrylic and mixed media, sometimes adding unique materials such as sand, carborundum, iron fillings and many other products I feel the work dictates."
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