BLT On Bread

30x40cm pastel on panel

I set up a still life that contained the ingredients of a sandwich, but with the bread represented by the old wooden cutting board.

I wanted this composition to combine complementary reds and greens and contrasting textures. Having set up the the initial arrangement, I realized that it needed something white in the middle to emphasize the other colors. The natural light coming in the window was nicely diffused.

The ingredients quickly went into sandwiches once the painting was done. Nothing was wasted!