Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pink Slip - Today's effort is another small format piece

8" x 10" oil on canvas. This is Woodchuck Hard Cider. It tastes a bit strong for me. I had to try a sip after I sat there staring at it and painting it for so long. The bubbles last a long time so there's plenty of kick left to it I suppose. My favorite thing about the painting was the reflection of the pink paper in both the glass and the bottle. I didn't really "see" this at first. When I arrived at the point where I was finishing up I began looking more carefully for darks and lights to accent form; that's when I discovered those tiny pink reflections. This painting has a fairly straight-forward message but also a less obvious one that really causes one to pause and think. Woodchuck Cider- woodchucks are hard workers. The painting is called Pink Slip. Was the drinker fired? Paintings like this are always interesting to me because they imply the presence of an unscene person, lending humanity to what might be just another still-life.

1 comment:

Duncan Brown said...

That pink reflection really adds to the painting. I also love the little bubbles in the cider and the way you handled the glass.

good one!