I brought the box of peach tea in later. My first inspiration was the sugar dispenser, the highlights and lines in the glass seemed so appealing. Putting the orange box of tea behind the sugar made it that much more dramatic.
I seem to be using a lot of red objects in my paintings lately. Years ago I would have never dreamed of using so much red. Funny how we change over time. Having a cup of tea always reminds of a time to relax.
The skate is a memory from the past. Memories of getting your first skates, memories of falling and memories of finally sailing down the sidewalk. The flower is in the present but will soon be the past as it fades away. A painting will capture that moment in time.
I painted this old sink from a vintage cottage in Carmel. Outside the kitchen window was a flower box full of geraniums, I set the sprig on the washcloth to give the old sink some freshness. I am attracted to old things, they have so much character.