View From Above

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Mandarin Orange – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD In my little studio I have one rolling cart that doubles as my model stand for still lifes, and being that the cart occupied with a still life, and I wanted to paint while I was letting the paint dry on another painting, I set up a low table. This painting came about because I did not want to take down the other still life, it is amazing how happy accidents sometimes occur... I have never painted a still life from the top, and I really like the form of the shadows. What a nice surprise! From this view the shadows of the leaves and mandarin reinforce the massing of the fruit and leaves… I am happy with the result. I hope you enjoy it as well!