Thursday, November 15, 2012

O is for Orange

Tobi Kibel Piatek
Kitchen Window: Apricots in Blue 
I am off to an art show today, bringing a stack of paintings and lots of drawings all matted in classy black. Wish me luck. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to United Way - so its good for everybody.

This pastel painting is part of my Kitchen Window series. I put fruit into my blue bowl, arrange it around more of my blue glass pieces and set it in my sunny kitchen window to see what appears. I take lots of photos and then paint the ones that have the strongest contrast. Of course the warm complement of the orange apricots absolutely harmonize with the blues of the glass. The repeated round shapes and white lines add to the overall effect.