Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Orange Juice

Orange Juice, 2006, oil on canvas panel, 7 x 5 inches
It's funny how some things work out very unexpectedly. I was planning on cutting up the Red Bartlett Pear I painted the other day and do a second take on it. But as I was getting ready to paint, gathering my materials and moving around my paint box, I noticed my glass of O.J. and it hit me. I loved the way it looked, with the light hitting at a weird angle from above. I thought, "what the hell!" I sat down and started work on it, trying to capture the light and the sense of intimacy I saw in it.

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