Painting of the Week
"Shotglass, Knife, Ginger Jar, Salt Shaker"
Oil on linen on panel, 9x12 inches, framed.
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A battered and broken slab of granite provides the stage for this drama, and by making it appear to float in a sea of black, it takes on an other-worldly flavor. Although quite small - no more than five inches high - I felt the ginger jar had a monumental quality that would make it nearly burst out of the picture plane.
Studio UpdateI knew that several whole days this week would be consumed by medical appointments (see below), not to mention the July 4th holiday, so what studio time I did have was spent working on a group of miniatures. Several of these are pictured below, with my hand included for scale. The paintings themselves are 1.5 x 1.75 inches; about the size of a large US postage stamp. I haven't yet decided if I'll frame these separately or in groups; once I do I'll be offering them for sale.
I have good news regarding the health situation I shared with you last month; the full remission of the cancer continues. I had a CT scan and blood work done this week, and both showed absolutely no signs of disease... totally normal, in fact. So, I continue to be watchful and attentive to my health, but otherwise I am going about living my life completely. That includes, of course, painting, and I look forward to displaying another one for you next week.