knife, fork & saucer (acrylic on paper) - Italy, 2015

The heat of the summer forced me to work indoors during the summer: acrylic is tough to work with under direct sunlight and when using an acrylic wash it's even tougher as it tends to dry as soon as it is put to paper, making it difficult to push around. Finding something to paint indoors in the semi-dark with the blinds drawn against the heat was a challenge. Summer is spent outdoors and all the color and light and stimuli were there, not in my back room. Post lunch dishes provided inspiration, a half-raised blind provided the light, and a muted palette did the rest.