Japanese Brush and Wineglass

Painting a day: Japanese Brush and Wineglass
"Japanese Brush and Wineglass"
Oil on masonite, 5 x 6 Inches

Years ago I decided to try my hand at watercolors. After a couple of sad and frustrating efforts, I realized my place, and went back to painting with oils.

The experience left me with endless respect for good watercolorists, and a drawer full of watercolor supplies, including several Japanese Hake brushes. As with most of the things I choose to paint, there's just something about them that trips my trigger.

This motif of one item balancing on another is one I've been thinking a lot about lately. It's likely to show up in a number of upcoming paintings.

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