original abstract oil pastel painting "Twisted" by Paula Boss

11″x 15″ Oil Pastel on Cartier Magnani 300lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

One day I was leafing through a magazine and came across a photo of an apple and a pear in a pressed felt fruit crate. The shapes interested me. With some creative cropping and orientation choices, the foundation for this painting was formed. There is an optical illusion within this painting. It can be seen two ways depending on how you’re looking at it. The duality is in the twist.