Decca Clock Radio on Stripes

4"x6" oil on raymar panel Here's a recipe for inducing madness in a still life artist: Take an object, pretty much any object, and then place it in front of a pattern. Stripes are simple, but they'll do in a pinch. Artists like me—the ones who cannot leave well enough alone—are particularly prone to such structurally induced lunacy. Oh yes, I could make a vain attempt at maintaining my sanity and just paint those innocent looking stripes flat; ignoring the light as it travels across them, changes temperature, and basically bounces around like a gypsy on acid. But what's the fun in that? I'll chase the light and risk the insanity.    This wonderful clock radio (I really emphasize the "wonderful" whilst speaking to The Spousal Unit) represents a solid falling off the wagon for me as far as eBay auctions are concerned. Yes, I admit it, I jumped back into the fray of strategic and brutal bidding and now must seek therapy to wean myself from my addiction (once again). Oh, and as you will see later this week, the institution has started allowing me back into the local thrift store. Thrift stores and ebay: The true Axis of Evil (for still life artists).
Posted September 17, 2013

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