Thursday, January 15, 2009

No. 66. Silvery Vine

Oils Still Life Study on canvas panel. 7" x 5". Click here to buy this study.

I started this a little late in the day and now it's lunchtime. I'm glad I managed it though. The little silver [EPNS] jug I picked up at the same time as the tea-strainer from yesterday's painting. Silver has a lovely warm lustre, unlike the cool shine from stainless steel. On top of that, this one has been over-polished so it's down to base metal in places, adding another dimension. The grapes were commandeered from the kitchen, as usual and draped artfully across, in a decadent, come-hither way. 

I managed to keep it all quite loose and impressionistic, so all in all, I'm very pleased with today's studying. 

Another bit of news is I've booked several days in Cill Rialaig for the early next month, so I'll be able to do some landscape studies of the dramatic scenery down there in far-flung south Kerry. I'm hoping to be able to keep posting to this blog while I'm away. 

How do you think it's been going so far?

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