Confession time. I've had to stop adding to my personal collection of bowls and plates. All the stacks of mismatched china was stressing my family out. At first, I put out the call to my friends to loan me plates and bowls for me to photograph for reference. This worked for a while, but I became increasingly paranoid that I would break someone else's treasure.
Then I started noticing impromptu arrangements in the stores that I frequent. So I started moving a few here or there and snapping a picture. Then I started doing it all the time. To the point where I get really funny looks from the clerks. But I don't care - there is something very freeing about encountering all these new patterns and colours. It has put wind in my sails with these still life paintings.
This one in particular was quite striking in the sheer number of bowls that had robin's egg blue as the main colour with hits of gold on the rims. I tried hard to capture the spontaneity of this scenario by keeping my line work loose and only hinting at the pattern details. I like it, the thick rims remind me of Giorgio Morandi's work. This piece is currently available - contact me for more information.