Sunday, April 8, 2012

Apples Bananas and Brush Washer. (Huh??)

OK, I admit it.  I was stumped for suitable still life subjects.  My roses hadn't bloomed yet (the first one showed up about three days ago), and I just don't have a lot of attractive pitchers and vases.  I need to visit some garage sales and flea markets, I guess!
I had built a simple still life "stage" out of pieces of cardboard and I wanted to try it out.  I cut a "window" in the side of the stage and shined a powerful light through it.  I liked the effect of strong light from one direction.
This isn't a very accomplished still life, obviously, but there are things I like about it.  When I first finished it, I felt it was a complete failure, but a couple of days later it didn't seem that bad.  So the subject matter may be a bit weird but it's a first attempt.  I'll keep working at it.

Apples Bananas and Brush Washer (Huh??)  Oil on canvas panel  12" x 9" 

1 comment :

  1. I really like this painting. Something about the near perfect shapes and color harmony is fascinating. Excellent work.