Cup in sunlight
March 28, 2013
This is fairly large format. The aim was to not correct too much, to keep the painting fresh, and to not be rigidly tied to depicting reality.
Every week I go to a Tai Chi lesson in the attic studio of our Tai Chi teacher Lian Ong. Often, while performing the slow, hypnotic movements of the form, my eye strays to the little lounge where sunlight streams in and lights up the yellow and orange soft furniture. I’ve started bringing my camera because of the visual richness in this little space- there is a small wooden glass-fronted cupboard with a hodge-podge of beautiful little ceramic cups, for one. I placed one of them on the floor for this picture.
This tranquil space has found its way into several works of mine already, and there will be more to come.
Here is the original photo.