Friday, November 19, 2010

Cow Creamer and Camelias -Sold

"Cow Creamer and Camellias"
5"x 7" Oil on Gessobord


block-in

This painting began as a very quick half hour block-in before going to bed one night. In the freezer it went to stay wet and wait for me to get back to it. The block-in was so fun and I really liked the painting even at the early stage. Two days later ( today ) I finished it, determining to keep it fresh and not to overwork the nice looseness that had been established. I believe that I accomplished that and hope it makes someone happy.

The cow creamer pictured was inspired by one that I purchased on sale at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant Store. Although the CB cow was very similar, earlier I had seen an actual Delft cow creamer. I took some photos of the real one for reference. When working out the "drawing" of this painting I was looking at my still life set up with my CB creamer and looking at the photos of the Delft creamer. Slightly changing the shape and blue design of my creamer, I can say that this is a Delft Cow Creamer painting. So be it.

4 comments:

LindaHunt said...

This painting is indeed fresh and energetic. I just think the composition is very interesting...love the CB (delft) cow creamer...the great flowers and the sliver of spoon...very effective.

Debbie said...

You did a great job on the Delft design, you have those nice dark blues and lighter blues just right. One of these days I'll have to try your tip of putting an unfinished painting in the freezer so it stays wet for the next days painting!

Kathy Cousart said...

Marilyn,
This is just wonderful. The colors are so true and the compostion is great. Love the freezer idea- will try that. from a Fan and Fellow Georgia Painter:)

Norma Wilson said...

Beautiful piece! I love your idea of putting the painting in the freezer! Your work is really lovely