Wednesday 18 April 2012

(24" x 18", oil on canvas)

I had been struggling with a new piece for the better part of a week when my husband came home with a handful of these Clementine oranges. After 25 years of marriage to an artist, he often knows better than me what I need. Every time I left my studio and went to the kitchen for yet another cup of coffee, there they were, two incredibly saturated red and orange beacons. Finally I scrapped the composition I had begun to dread waking up to, and quickly put together this one. Simple beauty always wins out, proving the maxim: Keep it simple, stupid (KISS).

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