December 18th -- Piet and I placed milk and cookies by the fireplace for Santa
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch De Stijl artist is so iconic -- recognizable by pretty much everyone, but special to me because the work jumped out at me on a high school field to the the AK . (along with the mirror room -- not Mondrian). So here is a playful little painting called, "Piet and I placed milk and cookies by the fire place for Santa." I love the precision, the clean rectangles of primary colors, and the sharp black lines. For some reason, I thought crisp cold milk was the perfect pairing with this work, but not just any milk -- it had to be an old fashioned glass jar milk. My search for antique glass milk bottles brought me to a beautiful French one with the prefect diamond red label and lettering. And what cookie? -- oreos, of course. Not because I'm in love with oreos (although the filling is seriously good), but because they are pretty much black and white and perfect little discs.
Piet and I placed milk and cookies by the fireplace for Santa
4" x 4" oil on board
mounted to white 5" x 5" frame