Clothespin on Bottle

6"x4" oil on board. Here I am, extending my string of "Something on Something" paintings. I did not start out with the idea of developing an "on" concept, it just kind of happened. It was that darn dragonfly – putting it on the bottle seemed like a good idea at the time (and it did get me a cookie). The foundation of any piece is its composition. Sometimes a composition comes intuitively and sometimes I really work at it. It doesn't matter how I came to it, as long as it works. A bad composition is what makes you stand in front of what should be a beautiful painting and say, "I don't know why, but I just don't like it." Or it could just be a cruddy painting.

Posted August 7, 2009
sold • private collection beverly hills, ca
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