|Bread, Wine and Turnips oil/canvas 15 x 12 x .5|
I have a belief that the power of the work is somehow divided between all of the objects in the plane....so, it follows, for me, that the fewer the things, the more power that each one holds. Big and little things arranged pleasingly on the page.
The reference for this simple still life came from a series of photos taken on my patio many years back....it was a veritable feast, a banquet. The long horizontal painting was sold, but I have so many reference photos that I can now produce several smaller works from the original, and quite painstakingly arranged, feast. This work pleases me as it has the feel that I was going for...a few simple ingredients can make a painting that I enjoy.......and, also, I think that a few simple ingredients can produce an exquisite meal. We live in complex times. I crave simplicity for balance.