Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Strawberry Still Life Painting

Summer Strawberries – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

For about an hour I fussed with these strawberries to come up with something I liked. Strawberries are sweet and girly, and I kept trying out different bowls and such to come up with a soft and light setup. Finally I opened a cabinet and came upon these frilly porcelain dishes. They were bought originally as water dishes for my girl kitty, Slim, however she prefers drinking out of glass water goblets so I had forgotten about them. In order to guarantee that she stays properly hydrated we find it easier to give in and supply water in the cups she prefers drinking from. So these white dishes have been languishing in the cabinets. But not for long, now that I have discovered them as a still life object, they are bound to show up again :)


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Nicely done! And I LOVE the story about how Slim 'prefers' drinking out of glass water goblets. Someone who doesn't know about cats might say "HOW do you KNOW she prefers them?" or even "So WHAT if she prefers them?" I, on the other hand know my cats both prefer Poland Spring water - no kidding. They can tell! And so when I go away and other people care for them they don't drink a DROP. :)

Like the light reflecting on the berries, too! And thanks for your comment on my blog!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Kelley. It is amazing how pets have so much personality and you either cater to them or not. I think it has a lot to do with your personality, I am prone to cater to Slim's needs because I care for her so much!

Patricio Gonzalez Vivo said...

You have an amazing tecnic!
Great work

E. Floyd said...

Gracias Patricio, I practice all the time and when I am not actually painting in my mind's eye I try to solve painting dileemas.