The other day my microwave oven died. No tears! It lived a long life and served me well. I don't mourn its death, I celebrate its life. In that spirit I got out my home autopsy kit and ripped it open. Inside was this beautiful blue fan. In perfect working order and in no way responsible for his/her death. So I thought I should paint it with one of its favorites things, a yellow onion. These 2 paintings are not the final paintings, they are explorations as to how I may go forward.
Since they are of the same subject, it seemed a great opportunity to experiment with my approach. This is not a perfect control, one has a more scratchy quality (more pronounced in reproduction), while the other has impasto due to a repurposed panel. Also, the compositions vary. But I wonder if even with these differences there is something people respond to.
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