Monday, February 11, 2008

Another odd vision. This painting was inspired by a pesky fly that insisted on helping itself to our picnic goodies. I noticed that the colors of the shadows on the paper towel, the shiny cherry, the pits and the fly with its transparent wings were actually quite beautiful. This was another image I sat on for a long time before I got the idea to divide it into four sections. It is painted on masonite, which is an interesting surface to work on. I continued to play with the idea of shiny versus matte surfaces. I assumed anyone looking at this painting would be horrified, but have been surprised at the positive responses it has gotten.

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