Back to obsessions again. From the archive here are a couple of still-life works, both containing the oval box from the still-life in the previous ‘Obsessions’ post. That box turns up in paintings over and over again. It was given to me by my friend Rex Harley and I’m afraid I can’t remember what it once contained. Originally covered in printed paper, shortly after receiving the gift I decorated it with a painting of waves and a clipper and ever since it’s been known as ‘Rex’s box’. (Only the first image has been posted so that you can click to see a high definition version.)
Acrylic on panel. 30 x 30 cms. 2006
And here it is again, this time coupled with a French jug given to me by my late friend Catriona Urquhart, and an anchovy dish acquired many years ago on my first trip to France. The shell is the same one recently painted in the Still-life Study for Tobias and the Angel.
French Jug and Anchovy Dish: Ceredigion Still-life
Acrylic on Panel. 30 x 30 cms. 2006