Monday, March 16, 2009
Red Onion, Lemon, Cup
Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
I painted this with mittens on...not really--but if I could've I would've.
The fan on the studio's gas furnace stopped working over the weekend (it always happens on the weekend, doesn't it?) and with fresh snow this morning, it's been just a little nippy in my creative quarters lately. I painted this still life, hoping I might feel some heat from the colors. But red onions are kind of on the cool blue side of red, lemons tend to be chilly shades of yellow, and of course the blue tin cup was no help at all. Oranges and red chiles--that's what I should have painted today.
The repairman finally arrived in the afternoon, pushed a little blue reset button, and glorious heat came flowing out the vents.