I was saying in the previous post that my current still life is in part an attempt to emulate Pierre Bonnard’s painting. His way of placing objects, his uses of arbitrary colors — altered, enhanced colors — the ambiguities of his art are all things that I notice and wonder about.
My painting — even without a still life set up to look at — is still perhaps more grounded in actual appearances than his. I’m not sure what I want from him. Or what I want from myself. I’m figuring it out.
Here’s how the painting looked yesterday in the studio.