A painting of a painting that I’ll post later (maybe). Sometimes the second painting is more spontaneous and carefree because I already have one.
A bottle with bling.
Another old jug I have sitting on a shelf, with a stopwatch of Ted’s. While painting the reflections in the bottle I realized I was painting the inside of the crate looking out at me. Just great.
Another jug in the crate.
Here’s another jug in the crate. This Puerto Rican Rum jug has a unique wicker wrap which was interesting to try and capture. This jug is also in my Tabasco painting.
The beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate.
I found this old Inglenook wine jug in the back room of my dad’s shop and he let me take it home to add to my collection of things to paint. I liked the green color and it had a nice shape. It sat around for a while and finally inspired me to paint it. Unsure of what to do for the background, (and after trying several different things) I finally decided on a little wooden crate I had. I put the jug inside, played with the lighting and here you have it — the beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate. I didn’t really know it was going to be a series, but as soon as this one was done I realized I had other things that wanted to go in the crate to be painted, and so it began…
Spicy rum anyone?
This is a still life set up I did one winter evening. The background image it a bottle of rum that has a unique wicker wrap. Then we have the small foot stool, a couple sprigs from a Douglas Fir Tree and the bottle of Tobasco. This is somewhat of a different painting for me because the oil paint was applied very thin so there isn’t much surface tuxture.
Looking for something to paint I noticed this little scene on a shelf of knickknacks.
Looking for something to paint, I noticed this little scene on a shelf of knickknacks. I set up my easel and here ya go. The car is a little hot wheel and the bottles are those shot size bottles a person finds in hotel rooms. Along with this, I noticed about a half dozen other scenes that need to be painted. Let’s go!