8"x 8" Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard.
I painted this in my head all day yesterday, planning the distortion and color. I pictured it with really thick and juicy paint with lots of texture. The high key color palette and the distortion were a success but I'll have to work on that really thick textured paint later. Maybe the paint goes down thicker on linen than board or maybe I need to add something to the paint. My experimentation has never led me to being able to put the paint down really thick without using a palette knife. I'll try again on linen and see if I can achieve that textured look.
I think the problem is that I'm just stingy with my paint!
My usual palette is darker and more intense color using high contrast. I wanted to force myself to paint a high key painting with more subtle contrast, so I really pushed those things far from the appearance of my still life set up. I wanted to see if the distortion would add some sort of dialogue between objects as well as interest and movement. I could have carried it much farther, but baby steps are ok too. I didn't want to be too crazy!