July 14, 2008
Arial View of My Kitchen
This is a new painting I have been working on. It is the first piece I have done in oil paint at this scale ( roughly 30" x 40") since I began reintroducing myself to the medium at the end of last year. Over the course of the last few months I have been doing alot of work to grow more comfortable with the medium, and I am just beginning to feel the same freedom with it that I have felt in the past with gouache.
The composition of the painting came out of a challenge I gave myself to draw my kitchen without using perspective. The subject matter ( my kitchen ) has been cleaned up a little, but for the most part I have tried to use only the things in my kitchen as they actually exist. This distinguishes it from my interiors from 2007, all of which were composites or completely fabricated for the sake of the paintings.
I have included a few images of the real article below to give you a sense of the liberties I have taken with the subject matter.