Making it Difficult



"Your Table is Ready"
oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10"



Sometimes, I need a thorough head examination!


This daily practice piece should have been spun out the door before I began it. Why? Let's just say that something this complex should not be in rhw queue for a daily trial. Just look! All sorts of angles, perspective changes, vague and subtle value changes (thru the windows), repeating patterns, textures and a ton of other things to entertain and dazzle any painter for more than a day. But I did it anyway. That's why I should have my head examined!


Simplification is so necessary in painting, yet it is as though I go to sleep sometimes. Sometimes I just ignore the obvious and make it difficult. Go figger!

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