Monday, December 05, 2011

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Someone asked how I get the reflections at the bottom. I have a big piece of glass - just regular glass - that I put in the bottom of my shadow box. I tape the front edge and only handle it from that end so I don't cut myself. I generally put down my cloth or paper first so I have some color or something underneath. In this case I had a gray yellow behind and white underneath.

13 comments:

Ira Prussat said...

LOVE these colors!!! Great!!!

Regula Scheifele said...

There's something about this painting... The colors are of course amazing, but I'm really taken by the way you painted the handle of the front mug.... Great!

c.dingman said...

I love the color scheme. I have an artist friend who admitted to sometimes using the color schemes from Wolf Kane paintings. If you see one of my paintings with these colors you'll know where I got the inspiration from.

graziano tessarolo said...

Molto bello! Brava

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful to see you paint such a gorgeous combination of mugs! That means you are building back up your stash of still life goodies. As always amazing brushwork:)
Thanks for the info on the glass...now, what are you using for a still life box? Did David build you another? :)

Tim MacDonald said...

This painting just sparkles, Carol! Fabulous.

Sunny Avocado said...

Yes, love the color combos...you make it look effortless...beautiful. Thanks for the tips! Sunny

Sunny Avocado said...

...and I love the peeking tomato!

Michelle Arnold Paine said...

Thank you so much for mentioning the reflections and the piece of glass!! I hadn't really thought about it before, but super-helpful.

Elaine Hurst said...

I LOVE the colors in this one!

Sandra Galda said...

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Hi Carol, I hope you are doing well! I also used to be on your blog:) I still feel the immense benefit of taking two workshops with you. You are one in a million!

Susan Sorensen said...

Carol,
Outstanding painting! Love it! I still relish every word you write.
About your piece of glass, use sandpaper to smooth your sharp edges and you can handle safely. Start with a rough grain, about 100 to 150, only takes a few minutes.
Susan

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your skill blows my mind and provides much stimulation. Thanks, Carol.