Monday, February 6, 2017

Copper Cup with Apple and Grapes

Copper Cup with Apple and Grapes
8" x 10" oil on board

I couldn't bear to watch the inauguration, so I painted instead. This painting and my last still life feel like breakthrough paintings. Every now and then I take what feels like a permanent step forward. One choice I made with this painting was to replace what were, in reality, cool highlights on the grapes and apple that came from the window to my left, with warm highlights that pulled the copper color from the cup into the foreground.

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