Sunday, September 6, 2009

Miniature watering can and pushpins


I'd bought this little doodad at a thrift shop. Started painting it last night and realized something was needed to show the scale of it. Hence the pushpins.




The Husband asked yesterday, "Why do you have so many photos of Lynx sleeping?" Well, Husband...he's a kitten. That's pretty much the only time he stays still for the camera.



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8 comments:

Dar Presto said...

This is wonderful. I love the edges, the colors, the ease with which you give the objects shape. And it's just really darn clever.

rahina q.h. said...

lovely work with wonderful colour handling, and somehow it is a surprise to see how small it is too. Jala do you set your still life up with dark backgrounds and controlled light?r

bonnieluria said...

It's hard to decide if your colors are brilliant or your brushwork.
It's a tie.
This looks so effortless and fresh- you have a way of identifying objects to make them seem very familiar without over-explaining them.

And Lynx is self explanatory.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Nice little painting and mixture of hard and soft edges. And those pushpins are such a surprise!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Dar! Funny you say "ease," because I struggled and struggled for hours with this one...in order to get it to look quick and carefree. So ironic.

Hi Rahina - I paint at night, so that means I have to do the controlled spotlight thing. I have a daylight-equivalent (cool) bulb in it. The background color I choose always depends on what kind of look I want with the subject matter.

Bonnie - You're too sweet. Perhaps as sweet as Lynx. !!! See my note to Dar above about "effortlessness"!

Hi Donald - Thank you for noticing. I was trying to really make the painting about edges. I agree that the pushpins kind of "made" the painting in the end!

Brian McGurgan said...

Lovely painting, Jala - the pushpins are wonderful.

Sandra Galda said...

oooh I love this painting and the push pins too!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hello Jala, I love this painting; how you painted it, compostition/design, choices of objects. It' really sings for me
(also so enjoy your cat stories)