Still Life #12
June 19, 2014
This particular pitcher has been a bit difficult to paint, especially when I first started this series. Because of all the refracting flat segments that make up the cylindric sides, the reflections change every time you look at it. Because your head and eyes never return to the same exact place when you glance away. So you fine yourself having to create a caricature or stylized rendering of what this pitcher looks like the majority of the time when you look at it. And after painting it a few times, you start to see how the color and shapes create the suggestion of your fleeting glimpse. That and I wanted this one to have some sparkle to it.