Friday, February 13, 2009

"Pink Grapefruit" SOLD

6"x 6" - oil on canvas

Recently, we had high winds, and the power was out all night. Next morning, as I was taking a shower in a cold bathroom, by flashlight, I was thinking, "What will I paint today?" which became, "How will I paint today?" No lights or heat, this will be like outdoor painting indoors. Then I thought... the artists in the old days didn't have electric lights, and they did some wonderful art! So, I decided to do a still-life by the natural light coming in the windows. (Most still-lives nowadays are lit by carefully controlled artificial light, that's part of the creativity in a still-life.) Luckily, the power came back on that morning, so I had heat. Here is the painting, with wild uncontrolled natural light, reflecting all over the place!


  1. I love the internal thought process here -- what do we think about in the shower? Not to mention those wild grapefruit - I love the composition.

  2. Thanks Shanna! I get some of my best ideas in the shower.


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