Reflections in White
I always liked seeing still life painted in monochromatic colors, or the lack of full spectrum.
I found a certain kind of tranquility in painting like these.
I wanted to do my version of this idea. I chose to eliminate the background color and stay with a limited palette of whites and and browns.
Yet I wanted to interject another element to the scene.
This element is usually being referred as Micro cosmos. A spot of reality if you want, whatever this reality is. A reflection of an interior as Van Eyck used in his work or a sliver of an open window in Vermeer paintings.
I chose to use a sphere that will give a reflection of a landscape. I decided that the only color spot will be in this sphere.
As the group progressed I decided that I wanted the background color to get darker. Is this a premonition of things to come or just a dramatic effect.
You will be the judge.