Salt Shakers on Silk

Painting a day: Fragment: Teacup, Inverted
"Salt Shakers on Silk"
Oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches


It feels great to finish this painting; I've actually been working on it on-and-off for the better part of three months. In a previous post I'd speculated about the effects of landscape on still life painting, specifically some of the cityscapes I saw during my trip to India last year; see below. It's not a direct transfer, of course, but the architecture made a strong impression. Obviously, the inclusion of a chinese silk panel sealed the deal... at least as far as giving it a clearly asian flavor. I had a lot of fun working on this piece; hopefully that comes across loud and clear.

Hindu Temple at Dusk
Old Town, Jodhpur

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