Monday, May 28, 2007

White Cup

White Cup, by Bruce Hedges

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches

Not a daily painting. I'd better paint faster, because I'm about to run out of larger paintings. This was my first still life (not my first painting), painted in 2001. The white cup is the focal point, of course, because it's the lightest spot in a dark painting. Someone once commented that it's the wrong kind of glass for wine. True. In a still life, at least my still lifes, the shapes and colors are more important than the practical relationships of the elements. (Lemons and leafy twigs don't go with wine either.) I enjoyed painting this piece very much.


Stacie said...

Another beauty, Bruce. You do incredible work.

Anonymous said...

Why do all your paintings say so much without speaking? Must be the fact that the artist has so much soul.

Becky said...

Really good work. A friend of mine is actually interested in it.