Saturday, February 21, 2009

Homemade Raspberry Jelly - SOLD


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"Homemade Raspberry Jelly"

6"x 6" Oil on gessoed board.

sold

Detail

Detail

This still life is of a toaster formerly owned by my husband’s great Aunt Mary ( made in the USA ) that probably is from the 60's era flanked by raspberry jelly homemade by my good friend Bonnie ( who must be a distant relative of Martha Stuart! ).

This one evokes no emotional response from me –– I lost all inspiration some time ago having to spread out the painting process over four days. I was feeling a little under the weather this week and just couldn’t stay with it in one sitting for very long. Paintings go that way sometimes and once you’re through you are just glad to get them off your easel.

I do remember that what attracted me initially was the light coming through the jar. It creates that “glow” similar to the light shining through the transparent orange section in my last painting. I find I am often revisiting subjects in a back-lit setting or light passing through something transparent. I think artists work on a subject or self made assignment until we feel we have mastered it. Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many things in this beautiful world to attempt to master with our paints?

Note: I did take WIP shots for this painting but cannot locate them! I must have placed them in an inappropriate file on my computer but have looked everywhere without success.

9 comments:

Rick Nilson said...

nicely done. another jewel. Marilyn kicks out the jam. "It must be jelly, because jam don't shape like that"

Debbie said...

I like your description of a "self made assignment" I never thought of it that way, but I can see what you mean! I do the same thing with some subjects. And a very nice painting by the way, and I like your close up detail shots! Too bad you misplaced your wip pics, but I'm sure they'll turn up somewhere :)

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Marilyn!

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks, Rick, Debbie and Edward. I can count on you all to brighten my day by your kind and encouraging comments.

Rick Nilson said...

Marilyn,

is that a kitchen window and cabinets in the reflection of the toaster. I would bet that toaster is cleeeeaan!!!!!

Marilyn M. King said...

Rick, you made me go back and look at the painting only to notice that I didn't go back and put the knobs in and the vertical lines to endicate the end of the drawers and cabinet doors. I just forgot and didn't even notice! Too late, the painting is shipped off to the Czech Republic!

These are the cabinets in my studio, but I wanted them to look like they were in a kitchen. You can't see a window, but the white thing on the right is a curtain hiding some shelves. I must have convinced you properly if it looks like a kitchen! Yeah....

Anonymous said...

when I said window I meant curtained window. good job.

Jennifer Young said...

These still lifes are absolutely stunning. I am in awe!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Marilyn, I stopped by to tell you I like your beach girl for DSFDF, but I have to tell you that I ADORE this Raspberry Jam Jar painting - fantastic!!! I sure can't tell you lost the feeling for it, it glows and sings. EXcellent work.