Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bowl of Oranges

I found my inspiration today by admiring the paintings of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) at the Hispanic Society Museum in New York City.  His paintings are full of energy and self assurance.  His colors are clean and vibrant.  The size of them is truly imposing.  Just to think that he created all that beauty with the same painting tools that I use every day.
About the craft, I have been warned about painting cut glass, obviously, I did not listen.  I enjoyed painting this and I love the way that the orange in the front steals the show.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

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