rice bowl

rice bowl.jpg

The rice bowl is textured and nubby.  It’s the most textured element of the picture.  But then it’s surface is composed of so many shapes.

It’s a very satisfying way to paint — or way to see — to be telling oneself: “this goes here and this goes there.”

It’s like housekeeping.

flowers in morning light

light coming through the back flowers detail

Lights comes through the back of the canvas that’s in the works.  The flowers are amorphous and I don’t know how much paint and flower I want — or how much I want the grain of the canvas to be part of the picture’s essence.

All I know is that the ethereal morning light, coming through the back of the canvas, is not a thing to be held and captured.