More and more I have been drawing a more cluttered still life. I’ve been seeking different sorts of challenge, and one of them is the still life whose “background” includes objects that confuse the figure/ground relationship. I like confusion. So when I realized that setting the vase of flowers in front of painting of flowers was putting colors into strange relation with the colors “behind” them, I found a new idea. In the drawings the whole painting is never visible enough to read as a painting; it’s just various colors behind the colors of the objects, all similar enough to make telling what is in front and what is behind a question.
Even in a photo, you can clearly see what happens.
I have some white flowers that are getting lost — white flowers, white paper, and then there’s a drawing behind the flowers in the actual still life. A very fun confusion indeed.