Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sugar is fresh off the easel, and ready for her first show. The dress itself was a gift, someone came to see me at the show in Fort Worth with a shopping bag with this little gem tucked inside. She thought it was a perfect piece for a painting, and she was right.
The chemical formula for sucrose is in a pretty script in grey on pink in the background. The right side of the diptych is pure contrast with deep smoke and charcoal grey. A sugar bowl (which happens to be my china pattern) is painted at the bottom. Three perfect duck shaped mother of pearl buttons drop through the middle of the composition.
And, by the way, "Sugar" is Scott's nickname for me (not always deserved, but that's another conversation.) Did you know that I consider all of these pieces self portraits? Even sweet ones like this that began as a generous thought.
"All the girls" will be heading to Seaside FL for her first show this weekend, maybe I'll see you there. Sugar is about 20" x 22" $925