The Ruffled Edges, oil on canvas, 10″x12″.
I was in the mood to paint a still life as I haven’t done one in a while. That’s about it. There’s nothing really more to this story except that I ate an unusually large amount of black licorice while painting this piece. I discovered Australian black licorice when I went to the grocery store to get the roses for the painting and it has been one sided love affair ever since. But that is likely of little importance or interest to anyone but me.