Shine, egg tempera on calfskin parchment, 5 x 7 3/4 in.
It might have seemed, after my last painting, Candy Stripes (which you can see here), that I was headed in a very abstract direction. Nope. I still love playing with the illusion of form; I love the idea of going back and forth with different kinds of images. In this painting the strong yellow vertical and horizontal sets the stage for the curves of shiny black and the reflective backdrop.
I don't often aim to express surface qualities, but I couldn't resist the sparkle of this subject, bringing animation to manufactured materials.