|The Black Jacket; oil on panel; 11.5" x 7"|
It was the bowl full of orange roses that started this painting back in 2004. I wanted to paint them in a context as I had already painted them alone. The refracted light cast on the white chair seemed magical. And the jacket, Dansko clogs and rug were part of my everyday life - a cozy backdrop for a sparkling bit of extraordinary-ness.
The time seems right to reflect on this now because the bowl in the painting is currently my water container for watercolor painting. Also, this is a piece that hangs in my studio and can easily be seen from every angle while I work. It's obviously important to me - like an old shoe.