Welcome to the Cooper studio, Jefferson, Iowa.
Let's talk still lifes this afternoon. It doesn't happen too often around here, so I should probably explain why today is the day. Cropped and I like it--that's my explanation.
I suppose I have to give you the background. Before I went to Thieves Art Market in Iowa City in December, I was working on a few still lifes to add to the portfolio. One of them has been leaning on the studio wall ever since, and you know what wall leaning means: something isn't quite right.
Today was the aha! day. Still Life 12 2 2010 wanted to be cropped. Cropped and I like it. What on earth caused me to originally put in all that extra stuff that was not necessary? Was it a case of I've got all this blank canvas? Was it poor planning? Was it artist-loosing-the-focus? Or was it a case of the best idea came second? I vote for that one :) But here's your look:
Still Life 12 2 2010, acrylic painting on a PERFECTLY SIZED :) 12 x 24 inch canvas, and of course it can be found in my portfolio, for your viewing pleasure.
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