Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Still Life with Lemon, Salt & Pepper shakers

" Still Life with Lemon "
Oil
6"x6"
I love painting objects that reflect and these salt and pepper shakers do just that. I placed a piece of red paper "off-stage" so that the red was reflected adding more color interest.
SOLD

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just, wow. I opened the email and I'm blown away. So many layers of color and reflections in such a small painting. I want to feast on it with my eyes. Thanks for sharing your works.

Ginny in Texas

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Ginny.
I'm glad you like this one..yellow, blue and white are such pleasing colors to paint, fresh and kitchen-y. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ana Tirolese said...

Wow. This is beautiful. I love the colours. The reflection on the salt & pepper shakers is fantastic.

Well done.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks Ana. Painting metal is all about looking for the little shapes of colors and painting those, painting what you see. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful colors, reflections, and edge control!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

I agree... very cool... I also love 'Gerber Daisies'...

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Dean. My eyes start to cross looking for all the little shapes of color so necessary for the illusion of metal! I'm very flattered that you mention my edges as that is something I am trying to be aware of..hard edges get attention, soft ones don't. Hard edges are easy for me as I am drawn to contrasts. Soft edges are more elusive. What I find that works for me is to paint what I am seeing, then look at the overall painting and take a finger or soft brush to barely "hit" the edges I want to soften. I think most artists struggle with this as it is never adressed in most painting books, classes, etc...also it depends on ones' painting style. In the end it is always whatever it takes to make the painting work! One thing I will mention that is helpful..if I am leaving the work unfinished for the day I like to rough up and soften anything with hard edges in an unfinished part of the painting. It's hard to soften a dry, hard edge or cover it up completely if its dry. Dind't know I would be rambling on and on......

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Sylvia. I'm glad you like the Gerber Daisies. I need to paint more flowers..

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Very good advice on edge handling. I just had to address this on a painting of peppers which get sharp highlights on them. I noticed the edges were jarring until I really gave each one a good look and softened them (with those new soft brushes) appropriately.
Thanks for that.
Oh, and this painting is my most favorite JB subject!!!!
Lemon AND those kickin' shiny s&p shakers! There are no words.
You hit it right out of the park!