Open to Light

8×8” oil on gessoed art board; click on painting for purchase information.

This smoky glass vase posed for me one day, and seemed expressive enough for a portrait. Whenever light and glass coincide, you get the usual painter’s delight. The transparency of glass and its refraction of light, transform the reality seen through it, and create something new. Seeing the change and attempting to paint it are what makes glass believable in still life paintings–always a joyful endeavor.

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