Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mystery 14 x 18 on Panel

The objects in this painting came from all over the world. After receiving this jewelry box from my friend Jennifer for my birthday I decided it needed to be painted. I liked the size and color. The box was made in Brazil. The vertical teapot was bought by my coworker(Roberto) recently when he was traveling to Turkey. On the left the dark blue bowl is an Antique bird feed cup that is Chinese, which my coworker searched all day for me while in San Francisco in Chinatown. As you can see he is the world traveler and usually picks up some kind of trinket for me while on one of his trips. The trinkets all mean a lot and it is probably the closest I will get to most of the places that he has visited. The white bowl I bought at World Market and the big teal plate I made in pottery so that I could paint in a still life. I wanted this painting to be dark and mysterious with fruit added in for color. After taking around 150 pictures of this painting and finally getting a few that were good I did go back and make a few minor adjustments to the painting like making the brass more solid on the box near the knobs, and touched up the plate, the edge of the box and the wood shelf. Now I just need to sign it.

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