Years ago, at an estate sale, I found this red willow covered dish. Its aged porcelain finish is cracked and discolored adding a beauty and interest I wanted to capture in the painting. Amongst all of the pattern there are slight details that call to me, the light as it hits the dark corner on the left side of the platter, the bright white highlights on the right, the bluish shadows. It’s interesting how the smallest things can make a painting sing.

Original painting, price available upon request