In between paintings of horses, I enjoy painting still lifes. (Lifes? Lives? Neither seems ever seems correct.) Usually, my little stage settings include ribbons, bits, or some other shiny, colorful equine accoutrement.
On this particular day, instead of focusing on objects that were brightly colored, I selected white porcelain and allowed it to reflect the bright color of the background. I found this pattern on one of my forays to the fabric shop, and I had a great time painting the goofy flowers and the glow of red and yellow on the white china.
And I have long since accepted the fact that if I’m missing a pitcher or a bowl from the kitchen … I should look in the studio!
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