Day 15 of the 30 in 30 Challenge. This painting is an experiment in the intersection of the real and abstract. I started with a completely abstract background, drew the still life on top of it, and then painted the fruit and shadows. I rather like the effect. In fact, I like it well enough to try some more. I'm sure that with practice I will be able to do a better job integrating the abstract layer and the representational layer.
This painting is not for sale, but I do have other paintings available on my website and on my Daily Paintworks Gallery (icon at right.)
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.