Happy Fathers Day

Recently my Dad and I were talking about Giorgio Morandi, still life composition, and the relationship between the representational and the abstract. One of the things that struck me about Morandi was the placement of the objects and the amount of open space. My dad and I wondered what close cropping of Morandi-like still life objects might look like, so we tried an experiment with some photos I had on my phone. My dad really liked the close cropping, so for Fathers Day, I decided to paint a small watercolor for him with just such an arrangement. Here it is in stages, Dad. Happy Fathers Day.