I love capturing the look of reflected glass with light
shining through and in this piece I wanted to work with multiple layers of clear glass. With these mason jars, the lettering was
probably the most fun aspect to paint, especially where the distorted letters
are showing through the glass in front of them. Thanks for viewing my work!
love the challenge of working with reflective surfaces and thought it would be
fun to try that out with polka dots (I love polka dots for some reason). It was tricky painting all the little white
reflected dots as they grew smaller and smaller in the silver bowl. The cherries were challenging as they usually
are, but I was happy with the overall result.
When my husband was a much younger man, he bought himself an
old 1969 Cougar convertible which he felt quite proud to own. Unfortunately he had to sell it again only a
short time later in order to help fund his education. Whenever he spots a similar one on the road
he is quick to point it out to me and reminisce about the one he once owned.
Recently at a vintage car show, he saw one that was the same year as his, and
took a few pictures of it. Unbeknownst
to him, I used those photos to secretly work up a painting of his beloved
convertible which I kept hidden away until his birthday. I’m happy to say that he was genuinely
surprised and delighted.
Chocolates are one of my favourite subjects (both to paint
and to eat), and I’ve done smaller paintings of this subject but this time I
wanted to go bigger. I think you can’t
go wrong with more chocolate!