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.