Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bakelite fork, bacon fork, can opener

" Still Life with Cutlery & Can Opener"
I enjoyed painting this arrangement of inorganic objects for a change. They were arranged on glass and the reflections appeared subtle. I want to focus the next 2 weeks on posting as many little daily paintings as I can before my son comes home from college for Christmas break. Will life has a way of changing any plans I make.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

a beautiful arrangement, Jennifer. Beautifully painted too. I am recently working with some softer brushes that were given to me as a gift. They're a blend of synthetics and they really slip and slid over the gesso boards I use. They leave more refined edges than bristle brushes. It's giving my paintings a different look, entirely.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary. I agree. I switched to the synthetic bristles a few years ago. First, liking Silver Brush's "Bristlon". Now, I like Robert Simmons "Titanium". I use Liquin which is so hard on brushes. I have tons of hog bristles that I will use on larger paintings. I used to favor filberts, but like brights for the little daily paintings, #4 mostly.