|Mmm ... Spicy|
Watercolor on canvas
10 x 8"
In response, she made up a beautiful-designed packet of individually wrapped spices typically used in Indian cooking. I was told that she hoped it would inspire me to have the courage to try some Indian dishes. They did, but I found the look of her spice grouping so appealing that I could never really bring myself to use the actual spices she gave me. Instead I just move them from one container to the next, so I can look at them and think of my creative, lovely Canadian/ Indian friend.
I chose to place my spicy still life on wonderful table runner I have because the cloth feels exotic and its colors compliment the spices. I also liked the challenge playing with how not to have the complicated design of the cloth totally overwhelm the main subject of the piece.
I'm also including this piece in this week's auction on in my Gallery on the Daily PaintWorks Website. Check out my Gallery, and bid on it if you want to. I'd love to hear your feedback on this piece.