Painting has not yet been varnished to avoid glare in the photograph. Colors will be more vibrant and apparent after varnishing.
What, you might ask, am I trying to communicate with all these blue and white bowls filled with fruit or vegetables?
Yesterday, I received a comment from Carol A. Ball, another Daily Paintworks artist, regarding my painting "451 Better Than Candy," which is similar to this one. She wrote, "What a lovely painting. It just makes me happy and reminds me of home and food and cooking and family. Good work."
BINGO!! That is exactly what I want to communicate. I couldn't wait to paint today.
Here is a link to Carol's Daily Paintworks gallery:
I have enjoyed this series of paintings and have learned a lot in the process. It has been enlightening to set the objects in many different compositions to see what works and what doesn't. This bowl, the only consistent object, has gotten a lot of "press." The artist is Jean Smaglik Wells and her work is beautiful.
People often ask me how long it takes to paint a daily painting. A gallery owner advised me to say
"61 years" (my age) because it took me this long to get to this place. But truth be told, there is so much research that goes into a painting, and no one ever sees that. First comes the idea, the research, then experimenting with the set up, the sketching and developing the color palette. Analyzing whether what you want to paint will translate into a painting takes time, as well as a gazillion other factors. Then, of course, the actual painting, the photographing, the title, the posting to blog, etc.
I am very lucky to be able to do what I love at this time in my life. I am a happy person when I can devote the necessary time to become a better painter.
This is a longer post than usual. I apologize if it is more than desired. I am exploding with creative ideas and possibilities. Thank you for your patience, support and encouragement. It is very much appreciated.
These are the strawberries my neighbor picked for us. They are long gone and I didn't share them with my husband. HUH!
Mother/father birds are very resourceful when building their nests. I love to see the found objects they use. We once knew a woman who left her thread and yarn snippets out for the birds.
Barbara Tester took the photo reference for this painting. It is not known how the blue fiber became a part of this nest, but the eggs had a cushy little room, hence the title.
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