Golden Pot / Oil on board
Primarily a still-life study including personal objects belonging to the artist plus the paints he is using in the picture. Painted direct without interruption Golden Pot is an iconic Alla Prima work. The silver metallic surface of the paint tubes and the dark golden gilding on the pot are particularly well-crafted. Painted from life, this work really gives the feeling of looking through the artist’s eyes at the objects gathered on the table. Specially attention has been given to the nature of each object on view, to reveal its nature in the paint. A small jester’s head appears as a pencil top in the pot making this view somewhat tongue in cheek.