Monday, October 04, 2010

"Daisies and Ducks" 6x6

Oil on Hardboard 6"x 6"

Some of my best inspirations come form item I have found at flea markets. Here in Southern California there is no shortage of them. Every Sunday there is a flea market some where. My favorite is the one in Irvine. It is one of the smaller shows but the vendors always seem to have the best merchandise. One criterion I use when purchasing a possible painting subject is that it has to some meaning to me. I am so invested in every painting I do that if the subject doesn’t move me in a personal way I don’t paint it. When I saw this little glass it brought back memories of when I was a kid. This is the same type of glass my mother would use to serve juice in to my siblings and me. It’s funny how a simple little item can bring up a swell of memories.

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