Basket of Apples in a Box
Shadow boxes are used for controlling light and creating a dark space. When this small box was sent with an order of paints I put it on my shelf of still life candidates, I liked it. As you see the basket fits it exactly. Apples are a highly popular subject for still life painters and the linen cloth gives an abstract reminder of something square – the box opening – but collapsed, folded. There is an initial drawing and this little painting. Framed in deep red it can work as a colourful brick, slotting into the most surprising places. Or because of the shape of the frame it can stand on a flat surface as many of the small paintings can.
Oil on panel 2020 23 x 30cm 9 x 12in
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