Monday, January 21, 2013

Vase, Work in Progress

I've had this vase sitting around for ever, and I've always imagined how nice it would look in a painting, with just the right light falling on all those pretty lines...  But, the thought of trying to paint all those lines and scalloped edges, and value changes always made me put it off.    Well, I decided to give it a try, and see what happens.  I added a draped piece of cloth, and a little faux mosaic tile background.  I thought that pattern would be fun to paint.  The set up seemed to look pretty good with mostly neutral colors on the dark table top.  After I got finished with painting most of it in... it looks like it needs some color.  I should have probably worked that out before I started.   We'll see how it goes.
This is painted on an 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas. 


  1. It already looks beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished painting!!

  2. Wow, it's beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you set this one up. Such a great idea to simply tack up a photo of the mosaic!

  3. Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate it very much :-)

  4. Did you redesign your blog? It looks great! I'd love to see your palette for this painting.

  5. It looks fantastic. Great job on a complicated subject.

    1. THank You Barbara, I appreciate it!


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