painting still life of bottles

A solid blue vertical something is like a curtain that has opened to reveal the theatre of objects sitting on a table.  The light casts dramatic shadows and still life objects assemble like players in an opera.  The curtain cuts in half a yellow cup making it only partly visible stage left (house right).  It sits upon a regal cloth colored deep purple, against massed folds of olive green, the color of foliage.

The greys and browns pile together in a somber foreground.  Above them bottles huddle together around a brilliant yellow cup so luminously pale that it lights the picture. The background is all horizontal grey bands of shadow.  Study the rim of the cup.  Follow its curve into the thought.  Tip it and there’s the ellipse.

Things are a cipher of thoughts.  Look into things and see a reflection of an inner mood.

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