Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sweet pea in spice jar



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I was pleased with how this sweat pea painting from last night turned out. I was going for simple and fresh, wanting to represent the feeling of the flower itself. It's in one of those old-fashioned spice jars where the wire on one side comes over and seals the lid down.


And then there's the photo of the other sweet pea...

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16 comments:

Sandra Galda said...

I love your sweet peas and I also love your kitty in these posts!!!

Fernando Pena said...

Jala, un placer tu pintura, me gusta mucho esa "simpleza" que lograste para que las flores surgieran. Y el gatito, te lo pediría prestado un rato :)

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

LOVE this sweet pea painting, it is loose and fresh feeling...well done Jala!!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Very clean looking , love the pink /gray contrast!

Jala Pfaff said...

Sandra - Thanks!

Fernando - Gracias. Si vivieras cerca, te lo dejari'a un ratito. :) Me alegro de que sepas apreciar la "simpleza." Es algo que muchos no saben.

Dana - Thank you--that's exactly what I wanted it to feel like.

Fabio - Obrigada, eu tambem gostei muito dos cores no resultado.

Vern Schwarz said...

Jala, you've been doing some GREAT paintings in the last little while, and I've enjoyed your pictures and fawnings over your new little pal (who's cute as a bug by the way). But it looks like the Lynxster isn't too fond of what he found on your finger...hope it wasn't cadmium anything...ha! Just give him the cheese that he craves and it's all okay.

susan hong-sammons said...

What a lovely lovely gem of a painting. It's simplicity causes you to stop and take another longer look. Beautifully done

p.s. your new addition is adorable. I don't know how you can get anything done with that little sweet pea looking at you

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Jala, I love your sweet peas, both kinds, the feline and the canvas! Your color combo on the canvas is super, very well done! The feline is also terrific in a different way! Thanks for sharing!

rahina qh said...

amazing how the choice of jar and the sweet pea shapes mirror each other. lovely work. r.

Kerri Settle said...

I love the loose brush strokes and the pop of color that comes from the flowers. I'm absolutely enjoying your pictures of your new addition; I don't see how you get any work done at all with that cutie around.

loriann said...

Love both your sweet peas. Nice brushwork on the first sweet pea.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Wonderful painting! I really like the touch of blue in the jar and water that really sets it off from the background and gives it substance -- and yese, the pink against the gray is perfect!
Now how did you get that little kitty to wink?!

Gwen Bell said...

What a perfect little painting. Love those bright splashes of pink.

Little Lynx is too adorable! He looks just like my Smoki when she was little. That Siamese attitude starts young, huh?

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful delicate shapes and color in the flower petals, Jala. This is a really lovely painting!

Jala Pfaff said...

Vern - Ha ha....cheese only...and thank you. :)

Jala Pfaff said...

Susan - I'm NOT getting much done. Thanks, I like what you said about the simplicity.

Nancy - Thanks for looking.

Rahina - Interesting. Yet another example of something unplanned but ultimately effective.

Kerrie - I'm really getting almost nothing done thanks to the midget.

Loriann - Don't like the brush strokes on the second sweet pea? ;)

Donald - Thank you. He's just the winkin' kind.

Gwen - Got a photo of your cat?

Brian M - Thanks! I was very happy with it.