This colored pencil painting is what I prefer to call "an unintended still life". We were browsing in an antique shop recently and walked up to what looked like an old cabinet door with a single, rusty serving spoon hanging from a hook. Several things appealed to me. First was the interesting "tiger grain" wood of the door and second, the rusted spoon itself. The textural challenges were too much to pass up. This piece is entitled "A Serving From The Past". A third aspect that spoke to me was the hook with no companion spoon. Was it simply that no companion spoon was found to hang on the second hook, or could it be meant to be more symbolic with a deeper, personal meaning? Remember that I did not set up this still life scene. I always try to render pieces that allow the viewer's mind to go beyond just what is seen in the painting itself. I hope that this piece raises questions in you, the viewer. The painting is based on a photograph I took of the piece in the antique shop (permission given). The painting was done on Grafix drafting film using Farber-Castell Polychromos pencils. The size of the artwork is 18 X 12 inches.

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Sandra McClure 24 Aug 2019

Excellent

Marie josé LAURIER 22 Sep 2018

in a word : SUBLIME !! ……. MY FAV OF COURSE .

Artist Reply: Marie: thank you so much for those kind words. It is always good to hear from you and to know that you are still keeping up with my art. I appreciate your continued encouragement. My very best to you. Regards.

Joanie Holliday 21 Sep 2018

MARVELOUS COLORED PENCIL WORK.. I HAVE A BIG SPOON I DID IN CERAMICS LONG AGO AND IT HANGS IN MY KITCHEN. BROKE THE FORK THAT I DID WITH IT. BUT THIS DRAWING REMINDS ME OF MY SPOON.

Artist Reply: Joanie: thank you for those kind words. It is always good to hear that a piece of mine brings found memories back to the minds of those viewing the art. Best regards.