" Bing Cherry Jumble "
Oil on Canvas
25" x 32"
I loved this design from the inception but it took me over two years of having it sit around in a nearly finished state before I took the time to complete it. I usually have many paintings going is various stages. Unless it is a commission with a deadline or a show I tend to let them sit around awhile...I seem to bring a painting to a certain point then get excited to begin new work. Need I say it is easier to start a painting then finish one? Me, the great procrastinator! When I get down to business I always find it doesn't take much to complete it. I am more accepting now then ever that this is my process. I love the antique glass dish in this painting, it was my grandmother's...maybe that is why I'm reluctant to call this done. I would have to finish it, then frame and exhibit it and that means it might sell and it would no longer be in my life. I usually don't become too attatched to my paintings once they are done and I can send them out into the world.
Email mePS Yes, these cherries were brilliant red, unusual for Bings..couldn't resist them. I apologize for the image quality, some glare on the upper left. The table top is very dark green, almost black. While I have a good set up for photographing the little oils I have my large work professionally done which means waiting til I have about 8 or so paintings completed to make the session reasonable.