A Portrait of Boston Fern by Xi Guo

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Xi Guo

A Portrait of Boston Fern


76.2 × 50.8 cm | 30 × 20 in

Watercolor on paper

  • Best Watercolor ($250 Cash Award)

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

I am very suspicious that in every household, there is an artist lives there in St. Augustine, FL. They try to decorate their front yard with a passion. My job is to catch the striking moment with my brushes. It was an early summer. I immediately thought about the Rembrandt lighting when I saw the morning light drew the dappled shadows on a very ordinary Boston fern in a common white pot with blues stripes. It turned ordinary to the extraordinary, yet vanished instantly. It matched up the concept of my work. my paintings are all about investigating the impermanence of images, thoughts, realities and dreams. The hard part of this painting is to deal with the background. I tried to get the right value and tone to set off the main subjects.