a pail on the easel

pail study; oil on linen; 13" x 8"

This is a study - of a pail - hanging by a rope - with a lot of colors - but they're in bits here and there - so the painting makes you think of shiny metal - or grey space - with light coming in from above.  The rope hasn't been painted.  What you see there is the linen primed with clear gesso.  So you see the linen nice and raw and rope-like.

I've been meaning to look up haiku.  It could be that my blog posts would be better served in that format.  I remember writing a few in grade school.  But I can't remember the grade - 7th maybe?  I do recall that they're fairly easy to construct but very difficult to get right.  I think there's a lesson there.

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