"River Stones and Reds"
16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas
I picked up some stones last weekend on the bank of the Willamette river. I was out there at dusk, and all the stones looked white - or maybe they were just dusted with dried mud. When I cleaned them off, they were pleasingly multi-colored.
I also really enjoyed the yellow line on the red pear.
Here's the very beginning of my process - you can see me fiddling around with placement a bit: