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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painting #18: Michelle's Still Life

I went to Michelle's studio on Tuesday evening where she set up a still life that we painted from.  I included the ugly vase and then discovered that Michelle and Julie didn't even include it in their paintings!!!  Now - I ask you..."What was the vase there for in the first place?"  I was an obedient student and put it in my composition.  Oh well!  The painting is 11" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. FabrianoArtistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.

8 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barb,congratulations on being such a good student:-) I love the shine of the tomatoes and the overall composition. You are such a fast painter...it would take me ages to paint this painting half as well as this!

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane - you are so very kind! Thanks so much for you positive comments!
I absolutely love your latest painting of the smiling sculpture - it is great!

Dee Doyle said...

There you go again with that beautiful palette of yours. If I were using those colors, Iwould muck it up in short order! The tomatoes are wonderful!

Dabs said...

Lovely! I love it of course...:) Great to hear you are getting around a bit better!

hugs n Love,
Dabs

kathykoeneckepirman said...

Barb, just lovely. The vase is very pretty and the tomatoes look like I could reach out and grab them.

Norena said...

Barb, I am so glad that you are getting out. I really like your painting and can't imagine it without the vase.

RH Carpenter said...

I think that ugly vase was there to challenge you to either eliminate it or paint it in pretty colors! ha ha

Barb Sailor said...

Dee, Dabs, Kathy, Norena and Rhonda! First of all - thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Now to the "Vase!" - you don't know how close I came to cropping it off of the painting entirely - so am glad you like it; as far as getting out - it was great to go out for an evening of painting - good company, some wine, and elk sausage and crackers for snacks. It was such a good time!