|Strawberry Basket oil on canvas 12 x 5.5 x 1.25|
Strawberry Basket was originally painted from life in my studio in a back-lit situation. I have never fared well in that situation as the reality of the scene (the play of light) needs to define the work, rather than my own design-based approach. I am at odds. Originally this work had a dark background, a kind of old masters take on the subject. I just couldn't live with it. After much consideration, the project was reinvented with my own sense of correctness. I am happy.
We must, in my opinion, hone our own aesthetic sensibility, a personal sense of correctness. Therein lies our style, that which we are seeking.