Friday, April 30, 2010

Chinese Running Horse, 5x7. sold

Almost 30 years ago, my husband and I went to Hong Kong and one of the things we came home with was this little running horse. It's bronze and heavy and sits on his desk, reminding him that, above all the paperwork, there's a powerful adventure called LIFE; all you have to do is jump on a bird (barely discernible in the shadows, under his right rear hoof), and you'll be above it all!
My bird of choice: 767.

Still Life Corner

I thought you might enjoy seeing my still life set up. For these tiny paintings, I have to tape the canvas to a board to paint securely, so it ends up with tidy little borders.
I have a neat table that I can crank up or down for my set-ups, but here, I'm using that table for my palette holder so I used an end table + a box + a board to get the set-up to the height I wanted for the painting.
To lend a hint of context, I put him in a box under a spotlight and used a folded cummerbund for the background "dark."