Friday, March 13, 2015

The Tarnished Spoon

The Tarnished Spoon
Oil on mounted linen

This is a work that I painted late last year.  I have painted several smaller pictures featuring many of these old bottles, and I wanted to try a slightly more ambitious composition. In some ways it's two paintings in one with the large tarnished spoon acting as a fulcrum between two little arrangements, the wooden donkey and plastic Pluto acting as respective mascots.  I was painting it at the time of New Zealand's General Election.

"the little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon"

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