In my slow unpacking from August, yesterday I came across these paintings I'd stored in a pizza box.
The silver-plated tea set was a find at the Bass Harbor Library book & white elephant sale. Whatever its original price, it was left behind after the sale was over, on a table with a "pay what you want" can for donations. It seemed like a great subject for a still life on the porch, so I bought it and a plastic tote bag to carry it and left my $ in the can.
The intense sunlight on the porch made for some strong contrasts on the reflective metal. I added some flowers and painted it while standing and sitting.
I left it at the house for another go at painting it next summer, I hope it will still be there.
Also in the pizza box -- painting of the ocean from a gray morning.