Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Apple, Bottle and Urn {a new still life painting}

20100730 Apple Bottle and Urn 8x10
Still Life with Apple, Bottle, and Urn – 8" x 10" (20.3 x 25 cm) – Oil on Canvas
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{Here is a link to the whole series}

When working on this series it was important to me to have similar objects and shapes, however I also wanted to experiment with how the reflections differed with the square bottle versus the round wine bottle. With this painting I learned it is important to emphasize the color in the reflections, overstating the reds in the bottle makes it easier for the viewer to perceive the shiny reflective quality of the bottle.

This morning I am flying down to San Antonio to visit family and to attend a wedding. I will be out and about for the next several days. I am hoping to get some time to be a tourist and visit some galleries and museums, though this may not happen as time seems to always slip by and the days get filled when surrounded by family :)

Have a wonderful week, Liz

PS. Have you seen this list of Top 20 Art Movies?


Virginia Floyd said...


And welcome to San Antonio! Hope you have time to visit some of the tourist attractions.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Virginia! I am printing out the maps for the galleries I hope to visit as I write this comment, so I am hopeful I will find the time :)

Amber L. Bailey said...

Great color scheme and nice work on that glass!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Amber!