Sunday, April 26, 2009

Painting Study: La Chinata Spice Tin

La Chinata Spice Tin
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Masonite
2009

My husband loves to collect special oils, herbs and spices. This tiny tin was purchased at one of those foodie stores where everything is special and tastes so subtle and wonderful. It contained (up until recently) a lovely smoked sweet paprika. The colour of the tin is this rich red and yellow - so evocative of the spice contained within.

I need to find this product locally - I bought it on a trip to Vancouver, a city full of wonderful food.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

The use of complementary colors with the blues of the background versus the oranges of the tin are so striking in this painting, Michelle! Really nice. :-)