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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Salt Shaker, Lemon, Jigger

6" square, oil on canvas panel

I am easing into hard (opposed to organic) forms. Fruits and vegetables are so forgiving, but ellipses and metal and glass surfaces, not so much. I am choosing to think repetition in painting these things will be the answer. Also, this is really fun, except for the occasional gross failure.


  1. You're so right. I'm a nature painter and whenever I place a manmade object in my scenes, be it a fence, house, bench etc., its so completely different. I never like it. Even people fall into the "nature" category. Its taken me years to figure out how to paint manmade objects in the same way I paint nature. They always wanted to be so "hard". I know exactly what you mean!

    You did great softening them though...

  2. I think you captured the reflective metal beautifully!