Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I found this little creamer at the thrift store--my prop supply store. I like finding little treasures that someone else no longer wants. I wander up and down the aisles looking not for function, but for form. I loved the form of this wide-mouthed little creamer. I think it has lots more use in it as a prop.
I have been meaning to paint it since before Christmas but somehow it kept getting moved to the end of the line. I didn't know what else to pair up with it. Today I decided to put it on a linen napkin, and a lemon from the fridge seemed to fit with it nicely.
Today I was playing around with color. One of my prior art teachers would be incensed--"there's no purple in that shadow!" I know, but I like it like that.
I painted this on a recycled panel. I do that a lot. Since I'm getting a lot of practice paintings lying around, I've been dividing them into "keepers" and ugh. At the end of the day, I use the leftover paint on my palette to cover the uglies, put them in the garage to dry, and reuse the panel.
Lots of them are from when I first started to paint. Not always. But lately I have been keeping more of them than I did in the beginning. It's funny too that as I gain more experience, paintings that I thought were pretty good get moved out of the "keepers" pile.