Thursday, April 7, 2011

Virtual Japan #1

The subject for this month's Virtual Paintout is Japan. I keep gravitating to images that have vending machines in them, mostly because I just like the colors and lights, but now I'm discovering that there is so much more to convenience than soda pop when it comes to vending machines in Japan. I thought it was funny when I came across a liquor vending machine, but that's still just another beverage. What if what you really need is some eggs, a necktie, an umbrella, a head of lettuce or a bouquet of flowers? Or, you might not NEED a pet rhino beetle, but you could get one of those too if you had the impulse.

Red/Green, oil on linen panel, 6x6 inches.
©2011 Amy Tennant 


  1. Hi Amy,
    I love all of your VP entries!...nice how you simplify the shapes and colors.
    I missed out on Capetown, but am looking in Japan...see you there!

  2. Hi Renee,
    Thanks so much for your comments. I'm looking forward to seeing your entries for Japan! When I was scrolling through the Romania paintings I remember noticing your laundry painting and really liked the whimsical feeling it has.

  3. Hi Amy,

    Stumbled on your site via a comment you put up on Ana's Traffic Generation Cafe blog. Neat idea - I actually adopted it myself!

    I clicked through the "vending machines in Japan" text, did you see the robot Coca Cola vending machines?


  4. Hi Bruce - thanks for stopping by! Maybe I should consider the robot for my next subject...