Thursday, December 18, 2008

A few of my favorite things..

If you happened to see an article on my work in the June, 2008 issue of The Artist's Magazine, perhaps you will remember the lead painting, "A few of my favorite things" (24 x 24").  A commissioned piece, that, along the way taught me much about painting crystal and that sage old adage, " less is more," before putting paint to canvas, I welcomed the occasion to meet a new collector who had just months prior purchased another of my paintings, "Standing Tall."
Walking through my patrons home, as we decided on potential items to include in the still life (those that had personal meaning for her, yet also spoke to my aesthetic sense), I began to see an opportunity for a series, even envisioning its title: "My favorite things." 
And so, for the next few months I will be working on my second concatenation--a family wedding gift, commissioned by myself.  Along with the obvious inclusion of the invitation, I'm hoping to feature some personal riches that will please the happy couple; perhaps even put  a new twist on the "something old, something new, borrowed and blue" concept. 
Promise to post a picture upon completion. 

2 comments: said...

Holy cow, this is a BEAUTIFUL painting!

Merry Christmas said...

A beautiful composition, colors and sense of light.