I don't think "illustration" is a dirty word.I like this painting!
Me too--I like the whole idea too of these three items in a still life. Staying loose takes a lot of discipline, don't you think?
Thahks, Stephanie and Paula. It's got a bid on eBay, so that's really cool. It's interesting that the only pieces I've sold in that venue have been tight realism--a couple of more painterly things I put up earlier this year got zip.