Friday, August 26, 2011
I never tire of seeing how light is captured and reflected in glass. The goblets here have a swirl in them that really distorts the items when viewed thru them. AND white cloth is never pure white except in direct light. Even then, it reflects the color of the light source........ so many shadows.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
23"x17" Soft Pastel on Wallis paper
I was searching thru old photos I had taken for use as reference material and came across several "skyscapes" I had taken back in 1997. I never grow tired of witnessing the change in light during the morning or late evening. Especially when a storm is about to unfold or has broken up.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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10"x8" Oil on Canvasboard
The inspiration for this still life came from the Iron & Lace Store. The blacksmith (Bill Printy) creates these wonderful hanging vines that will hold from one to up to five wine bottles. He has one design that mounts on the wall......it may be the subject for another wine still life painting.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Image size: 10"x8" Medium: Oil
Here's another still life created while at the Iron & Lace Store, Bentonsport, IA. This is one of several different styles of pitchers Betty Printy creates. The "Lace" comes from her using the plant Queen Anne's Lace in most of her pottery. Each piece becomes a unique work of art since the flower used can not be replicated.