Now the painting with the orange droplets is nearing completion, I can reveal an almost finished detail.
The idea about this work is that the surroundings are primarily defined by the way they appear in the glass shapes. I've put a lot of time into studying the visual properties of transparent objects since they are the main feature of this painting.
The three main visual properties of glass are refraction, reflection and colorization.
If you look through a solid glass ball, objects behind the ball appear upside down, that's called refraction. Furthermore part of the surroundings of the glass ball are reflected on the surface. And all visual light passing through the object is colored.
You can see all three properties in action in this detail.
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