Thursday, March 12, 2009

Walnut on Brown Bottle

Walnut on Brown Bottle
Oil on gessoed board

I've painted this motif of an object perched on top of a glass bottle several times within this project; in fact the very first one was of an orange atop a blue glass bottle. I've got a growing collection of old bottles lining my window ledges and shelves and I often play around perching things on them. This walnut has been sat on this brown bottle long enough for me to get around to painting it. The painting has a shallow pictorial space and a closely cropped composition, giving it a slightly claustrophobic feeling. Tightly stoppered and bottled up. This one's for all those other nuts out there.

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