This sweet little arrangement was given to me for my birthday last year and I've been itching to paint it since then. The mercury glass presented a barrier, but I was up for the challenge today, and am happy with the results. Lesson learned: It happens in due time.
...studying glass and the strange things that happen when you paint it. I am very happy with this little painting, but unfortunately I cannot get the colors right in the photograph/monitor. I've read it takes 10,000 hours to master a subject. sigh. I have a long way to go.
I am working on painting glass from a still life (as opposed to from a photograph, which is much easier) with looser strokes. It is more difficult than it looks as there are many things to consider--the light, the distortion caused by the glass and/or water, the reflections, etc. Practice, practice, practice.
Today is my one year anniversary as a Daily Paintworks artist. I have painted and posted 329 daily paintings, missed 36 days. It has been a very rewarding experience for me and I feel I have learned a great deal. Several people have asked me if I plan to quit after a year, but....heck, no! I hope you have enjoyed following my progress. My 365th painting will be something to celebrate!
My daughter made this vessel in a high school ceramics class. It is one of my favorite pieces because of its color and unusual shape. It was difficult for me to paint. I love it with these orange tulips, which have many more petals than your run-of-the-mill tulips. This bunch, from Trader Joe's, had what I call 2 "double Dutch" and one "triple Dutch"---two or three tulips on ONE stem! How exciting! (Can you tell I'm a gardener?)
Tonight I participated in the Komen Survivor Dinner Boutique with a display of my daily paintings. It was a very enjoyable evening and I was proud to be asked to be a part of an event where women who have gone through so much felt empowered by being together as a group and their will to survive. The woman who ran the boutique is a fellow gardener and quilter, and has experienced breast cancer twice. She is truly an inspiration! Her daughter is also a survivor and is very involved with the Susan B. Komen Foundation. I feel humbled and very blessed to have good health.