Sunday, March 1, 2009
Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
A funny thing happens when you spend lots of "alone time" staring at inanimate objects--these things start taking on human characteristics in your mind. It suddenly occurs to you why it is called "still life." Apples and cups assume personalities; you imagine little scenarios--plot lines for your cast of characters. This is the point where it is probably a good idea to call an actual human friend and meet for coffee.
At some point in arranging the objects for this painting (I think it was when I plopped the pear in the cup) this began happening to me, and these things started "talking." Or more accurately, singing. I think maybe it's the jaunty angles of the stems that made me think of the cocked heads of people harmonizing in song.
Anyway...are you free for coffee?