Wednesday, March 19, 2014


A 12x9 pastel and charcoal drawing of a table in the studio.  Clive Bell wrote that for Bonnard 'table' equalled 'tableau'.  But this one is not so flat in appearance.   Nothing is going to roll onto the floor.

This picture is also an accidental 'memento mori'.  There's a plastic skull on the table.  I didn't change anything on the table to make the drawing.  There's always a natural architecture available when composing a drawing or painting,  as evidenced by the position of table and chairs.  The rest just falls into place.

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