Monday, July 7, 2014

Peaches and Vintage Ball Jar - SOLD

"Peaches and Vintage Ball Jar"
5"x 7" Oil on linen mounted on board
Sold

Peach season and I just had to paint a few of our Georgia peaches. This Ball jar is one that came from my grandmother's house long ago, no telling what year it was made. I have a larger jar as well and you will be seeing it in a painting someday. Do I like vintage props because I'm "vintage" myself? Maybe....:-)

I have been experimenting again with painting on hand mounted linen panels and am still learning. The paint application is quite different from painting on my beloved Gessobord. I haven't yet begun to really like painting on the linen, maybe it is too coarse a texture for small paintings with the desired attention to detail and achieving the amount of realism that I desire. Yet I see other artists producing small paintings with a very smooth and detailed effect on linen panels. I think I need to find some Portrait grade linen. Any suggestions?

Anyway I do like the results of this one, it just took more time to paint than using the gessobord. I spend all my time trying to "paint out" the linen texture, like I said, I'm still learning. I think I'm supposed to "use" that texture to my advantage. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marilyn-M-King-Original-Oil-Painting-5x7-peaches-vintage-jar-still-life-/281380193959?item=281380193959&ViewItem=

3 comments:

Melissa Bishop said...

Hello! I have two questions for you; 1. Do you varnish your paintings before you sell them? 2. If so, do you wait 6 months until you varnish them?

suzannepaints said...

stunning. love the contrast of peach skin and glass.

suzannepaints said...

stunning. love the contrast of peach skin and glass.