5x7 Oil on Hardboard
Sax was painted for an "All That Jazz" invitational art exhibit at the Market Street Art Spot in Minerva Ohio. I probably would never have attempted this if not for the fact of the theme. I found it to be a neat little painting to do and one that helped me stretch a bit in terms of doing reflective items.
The trick is to think of the reflection as a shape, then put that shape in at the right color. An artist gets into trouble representing when he thinks of the reflection as light or as an object.
For example, a glass is clear so what do you paint when you paint the glass? The answer is that you simply paint the shapes of each color. Easy answer, but its the execution which causes the mental struggle. It is hard to get your mind to see beyond the object and put shapes to the color (squinting at it helps bring out the shapes.) A real internal struggle goes on and quite honestly it tires me out doing these little 'thinking/squinting' projects.