Friday, January 04, 2008
Daily Painting Still Life, "Pomegranate In White"
True colors are more like the bigger picture below.
"Pomegranate In White"
Oil on Board
Click on picture to enlarge the view!
Off to a decent start to '08! One down and, I hope, lots of paintings to come!! This one was fun to do. The ribbon really was the attraction the day I took the photo. I loved the way the light just hit it here and there and made it shine and reflect on the mahogany surface. As I was painting the foreground I realized you can see the window panes making checkers on the surface. I hadn't really noticed it until I was working on it. The dish is one of my mother's ironstone that I inherited last year. I feel I will be working my way through quite a few of her pieces since they are lovely and I mean something to me.
Next Tuesday I have the privilege of having the local Art Guild meeting here at my studio for the first time. I told them I would be happy to do this if they would hire the maid service. Unfortunately that was not forthcoming, so you can imagine how much straightening up and cleaning I will be doing in prep for this. I am expected to give a presentation of sorts..so I will be working on that the next few days. Whoa....this ought to be interesting coming from a woman who speaks with paint brushes and never gives speeches. Hmmmmm...we'll see how this goes.