from 2004 - water in a round bowl

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.

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