Saturday, July 23, 2011

Homage to Sergei

                                                     20"x30"  Oil on stretched linen

I very rarely do still life painting, just can't get enthused enough to attempt one.  I, of course, do get enthused when I see one of Sergei Bongart's  masterpieces.  A while back I set up one of his type of compositions, and produced this specimen.   Looking at it now,  I'm surprised at the restrained color.  I usually go for bright, pure hues, but here, when I was trying to emulate a daring colorist,  I grayed things down.  Weird!  Maybe next time I'll try one with wild color.                    Mike

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