|This is the finished painting!|
I started working on a new still life in my studio, mixing it up just a bit by changing the teapot from the last one and adding a Rubik's cube that we had on our shelves. As I put this together, though, I decided that I needed to add something on the floor. Shoes didn't seem right. A tote bag didn't add much. So I put in my dog, Ollie, a tri-color smooth collie who is almost 10 years old. I also ended up making the my round table a rectangle.
Still life symbolism is much studied, what with skulls and such in old paintings by masters. The symbolism here, well, hmmmm.