Friday, December 28, 2012
"Silver Goblet, Pear and Red Cloth" Oil on 6"x8" linen panel
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It's always a busy and exciting time, but I also look forward to when it's over and I have some peaceful quiet time to myself to draw and do some painting.
This painting is of a tarnished silver goblet, along with a pear, chestnuts, some cranberries and a red napkin. The goblet is actually part of a set of 2 goblets and a matching pitcher. It was an antique given to my husband's parents long ago. It was in the attic for ages. I just thought it would be interesting to paint. I started this painting well before Christmas, and wasn't able to get back to it until recently.
Below: Some 'work in progress' pictures. The linen panel I painted on already had a different painting started on it from months ago. So, I blotted it out with a thin coat of raw umber, let it dry and started this new painting. Since the surface was a darker tone, I drew on it with a white conté stick.