A couple months ago I painted a still life inspired by a portion of a Morris Graves painting; this is a smaller version of the painting with a little different palette. It's interesting to me because so much of what I've done recently involves light sources and shadows, and that is entirely not part of the equation here. It's all about shapes and placement of an odd assortment of objects. It's good for me to approach a painting from a different perspective. Shakes things up a bit.