Hobnail Peek-a-boo

"Hobnail Peek-a-boo"
20" x 16"
Oil on wrapped canvas

When my mother's old hobnail fan vase toppled, cherries rolled all over my setup.  I did a quick glance for damage control and noticed, probably, the culprit hiding behind the foot of the small vase.  His contorted grimace of guilt gave him away.  You can roll, but you can't hide! 

I enjoyed working with the red-orange and and blue-green complements in this painting. The reflections were fun to isolate and place accurately.  In the end, however, I needed some of the red in the opposite corner and placed some decorative brushwork up there. It added a bit of chaotic whimsy to the piece.
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