12"h x 16"w
This pitcher was a gift from a dear friend of mine. I have used it in numerous still life paintings. This work was done on yupo paper which has a slick- plastic like surface. Painting on yupo is extremely challenging. The pigment sits on the surface and so dark darks are achieved easily but the paint takes incredibly long to dry! Backgrounds on this paper are especially challenging. I am mindful to move the paint around until I have a pleasing pattern. The outlines around the images where inspired by an exhibit of Van Gogh paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago. His work was featured with other artists working on location. I studied his use of outline and thought about this work which I had going in my studio at the time. My framing is always archival. The frame on this piece is white wood with a gallery profile.