I don’t really know what to call this series of still life paintings I am doing.  How about "Everyday Still Life’s?"  I used ordinary objects to tell an abstract story.  The objects are recognizable and ordinary and are interacting.  We don’t dwell on them and say what a beautiful painting of that object.  We look at them and ask what is going on here.  We see the objects arranged in what, at first, seems a haphazard way.  Then it seems they are interacting.  We see some interacting and others not.  The thick paint, made by adding cold wax, is applied with rough edges and gives a feeling of movement.  The paint is applied with a palette knife.  The clips and other objects have personalities and emotional complexity and are interacting.

Binder Clips


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