Teapot and Red Pears
S. Shawcross / Oil on masonite / 16 x 20 /
How I love to play with colour--the dabbing, splotting, slashing, smearing, the mudruckery of a palette knife on a surface. This painting is the result of Brenda Lee and I painting together at her studio one fine summer day. It's one of my favourites simply because of the playfulness I felt doing it. Sometimes I think that painting is a dreadfully selfish occupation that way. But then again, we share hopefully our passion with the viewer. My poor photography skills means the close-up of this picture fails to show some of the texture which is one of its better features I think.