Chopstick in a Bottle
“Chopstick in a Bottle”
Oil on panel, 10 x 4 inches
I’ve had this very nice, very graphically appealing set of chopsticks collecting dust in my studio for over a year. They’ve turned out to be surprisingly difficult objects to work into still lifes. This particular composition came up at the end of a longish evening of playing around with about 20 objects for potential paintings. After trying to balance the chopstick on just about every single object, in a moment of frustration I just dropped it in the bottle.
And that was exactly what I needed to do… sometimes, good paintings have bad starts.