Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Steel Steaming Pitcher

A Steel Pitcher, 5 inches by 7 inches, December 2010
Sold! Private collection

I couldn't focus so intently on an espresso cup without also paying some attention to the little steel pitcher used for steaming milk, for that perfect cappuccino. Of course no part of this felt like I was actually painting the subject itself; instead I was challenged to capture all the reflections of myself and the room caught in the mirrored surface. If I wore something other than a dark sweater, it would have wound up being more of a distorted self portrait than anything else.

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