Monday, August 3, 2009

Miniature jam pot and spoon


Finally had a nice loose painting night yesterday. This is a little jam pot that came with our breakfast on the plane from London, and which I pocketed (how embarrassing) in order to paint sometime...


People, it's very hot outside. Make sure you keep drinking lots of water...




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10 comments:

loriann said...

ahhhhhhhhhh, another beauty. nice loose brushstrokes that demonstrate what you leave out is just as important as what you put in. mmmmmm.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

What a good kitty to drink the water! My cats would rather drink from a glass - or from the dripping pipe behind the toilet!

You did get this one nice and loose - and I'm sure it doesn't matter that you 'stole' it - Look how many people's day you brightened with it!!! Such a nice delicate touch combined with loose brushstrokes... perfect.

Karen Bruson said...

Very nice and loose.

L.Holm said...

Hi, Jala - Belated congrats and thanks for the blog award. I'm falling behind in my blog rounds.

I love the videos and recent pics of the babies! Little Linx is growing fast.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi jala..Love your jam painting, light is gorgeous here. And your white cat..ow...beautiful photos, love them too!

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful painting, Jala! Love the jam jar ( I think stealing is ok if it's for the sake of ART, Dahling). The jam has such great transparency and pop of color. Your judicious use of strong highlight is masterful!

bonnieluria said...

That little jam pot served a much greater purpose by twinkling for us in this painting than it did being thrown out in the airplane dumpster.

I love that midnight purple shadow slipping out behind the highlighted glass.

What a beauty. As is that kitty....

rhessex said...

Hi Jala
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving some nice messages. Glad you're up and running again - love the little jam pot!

Brian McGurgan said...

This looks great, Jala, and I'm glad to see things loosening up with your painting, meaning that the frustration is subsiding I hope. I read your "thoughts on frustration" from last week a couple of times with interest because it's very relevant for me right now. When I get into that self-doubting rut I find it hard to get much done since it feels as though I'm wasting materials and time. Ultimately, though, the only way forward seems to forge ahead and overcome the frustration through perseverance. I'm trying to question what I do less (what subject matter, more realistic versus abstract, what materials, etc.) and just do it. While I haven't been too happy with much that I've done lately I'm hoping to get beyond judging it so much and simply enjoy the process. Now if I just had more time to focus on it and wasn't stuck at the office all day... but that's another story!

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Its good to know that other artists collect little things along the way to paint at a later date ;-)
It looks great.