Painting of Still life with bottle and melon

This simple set up in the cupboard in the studio is one of an on going series , using the tiled background as a frame in which to set the bottle and one or two small objects. I have attempted to rely less on traditional compositional devices, with objects placed abruptly in the centre, or as here, paired slightly adrift from each other using the pattern and grid of the tiles, and the fall of the light to balance the difference in their respective weights and sizes.

Still life with bottle and melon
46x55, oil on canvas, Sept 1999

LeCelle Gallery, San Francisco

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