September 29, 2009
“Chromatic Cups”, ©Jill Rosoff 2009, 6″ x 10 1/4″, $195.00, framed
This set of four espresso cups has appeared in many of my Coffee Cup series of paintings. I found them years ago in San Francisco, I think, when I lived in Berkeley. The colors caught my eye and I was smitten, which happens to me so often. I thought I’d use them for espresso, but they have modeled more often for paintings. I like my espresso a’ latte!
I’m often in a place in one of these paintings where I want to show a difference between a shadow that is cast which is the result of bright light being blocked, and the shade on the side of an object that faces away from the light source. Its a test to convincingly illustrate the differences–one is a surface in shade, the other is the blocking of light by an object on a surface. Where is a shadow that is cast versus where is the lack of direct light.