Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Oil on Canvas 12"x12"
I've done a few oranges and decided that having them lay there on a table was a bit quiet. I decided to fool around with the peel and came up with this composition. The design on the table cloth echoes the subject, and the low angle looking up makes the orange appear "elevated".

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cherries and Antique Jar

11"x11" Oil on Canvas
As I painted the antique jar, it got me thinking about the idea of wildness. The glass in the old jar is irregular, lots of little distortions, that made looking through it a delightful experience. The distortions are actually a record of how the silicon cooled, how the heat distributed through the shape of the jar. I consider this type of inorganic activity to be as "wild" as any animal life. So, in effect, I was trying to capture the "wildness" I saw in the antique glass.