This little aluminum teapot has been around the studio for awhile now. I had been thinking and toying around with a larger composition for it. But I just seemed to keep coming back to the simple statement of the pot.
The unique shape and great surface gives this little object a lot of character.
That's what influenced me to pick it up at a yard sale in the first place, so I figure I need to go with that first impression.
The only way to evolve as a painter is to recognize those first impressions, that initial inspiration that made you say, this I must paint.
Japanese Teapot - Oil on panel - 8x10 - Available
"Paint a little less of the facts, and a little more of the spirit."
The Sketch - Lay In
Explore - Question - Learn - Enjoy, Jim