The idea here is to take something entirely common and paint it in such a way that viewers are forced to look or 'see' the thing in some other way. Just this morning I purchased a packet of beautiful chopsticks. My aim it to one day paint them in in conjunction with a fork or other eating implements. This might just question the process of getting food from dish to mouth.
Anyway painting simple things is also a major obligation of any artist for it promotes lateral thinking and wonder. Such things might include:
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