Friday, February 15, 2008

"Salt on Blue" --- SOLD



I haven't felt well the last couple of days, and unfortunately haven't been able to paint at all until today. I glanced at this salt shaker down in the kitchen as I passed by on my way up the studio and couldn't resist the wavy salt (actually almost empty). It didn't turn out just like I had hoped, so I'll probably give it another try soon. It always takes me a little while after a break (even 2 days) to get back into the groove. Sometimes I even feel like I've forgotten how to paint. Sound familiar - anyone, anyone???

11 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

um, it sure does ;)
Hope you feel better soon.

Nel said...

Oh, yeah, know that feeling too. This came out beautifully though. I love this soft turquoise background, with just that touch of orange underpainting. Lovely.

Sara Mathewson said...

I just started back painting after almost a year off. It is difficult to get back in the groove of things. Feel better!

I love your work by the way:)

Kathryn Law said...

Yes indeed--in fact, I posted those exact same words earlier yesterday! It seems like a break disrupts the process even more when it's due to illness. Get well soon!

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

Wow ...you make a simple object into a work of art. I love looking at your paintings, does genius rub off I wonder?
Hope you feel better soon.

Tracy said...

You're so right about getting back into the swing of things; it seems to take a bit to get back into the mind set and the process.

I do like this one! Love how you've captured the idea of the glass refracting and reflecting....

Barbara Pask said...

I like how you walk by your salt shaker and think this would make a great painting, lol. I seem to spend so much time wondering around the house with objects for my still lifes. My husband just shakes his head as I go by.

Terry Banderas said...

Beautiful painting as are all of your others. Nice style.

David Lobenberg said...

I'm always at the top of my game when it comes to painting!!! And if you believe that, I have some swamp land in Death Valley that I'd like to sell to you. Your work looks great. You seem to always be on top of your game with colors!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I absolutely agree about 'forgetting' how to paint after a little break! But, brush in hand, it all comes rushing back, and your Salt On Blue is a perfect example. Glad you took some time to recover, though.

Rita Foster said...

love the glass!