"Blue Bottle and Pear"---Just how creative is that title? Want-to-Artists are schooled to set up still lifes of random objects and paint from life. That is what this piece is, a random set-up, but since I have always likes blue and yellow as neighbors, this piece has always had a certain appeal to me. The hard surfaced cobalt bottle juxtaposed against the soft surface of the pear creates a sensation that is almost palpable. Often opposites make a good team, as in this case.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.