|Peaches and Ginger Jar|
20 x 16
The peaches that I'd bought at the farmers' market were gorgeous to look at - though dry to taste - and I liked the way they looked with the complementary greenish-grey of the ginger jar, a gift from my mom. The fabric in the back was a silky, purple dress with a wonderful, long tie, a thrift shop find. I like using that arrangement as a way to lead the eye into the focal area and also as a sort of lasso to enclose the light. The whole thing was set up on an old white bed sheet and lit with a flood light.
After I'd done all that thinking and arranging, I'd forgotten all about the half hearted way that my studio day began and was excited to start putting on the paint.
This set up actually sparked another painting, in progress now, so I won't be faced with the "what will I paint today?" dilemma for a while. Thank goodness for the fruit bowl.