|watercolor on paper 20 x 24|
So back to this weeks painting. When I thought of September, I thought of back to school, the end of summer and fall. Apples came to mind, an apple for the teacher, which immediately made me think of red apples. I wanted to incorporate fall colors in with the fabric, so as I was preparing for this still life, I was too impatient to go to the fabric store and purchase something, so I looked around my house and low and behold my kitchen curtains were perfect. So my painting had a "Gone with the Wind" moment, down came the drapes and into the still life they appear. I'm titling this one "Scarlett", my witty little homage:) I think the curtains were a great contrast to the apples and had the fall colors I was looking for. As if the striped fabric wasn't enough of a challenge I grabbed my husbands favorite dishes, which we were given when we got married. It's his grandma's candlewick that he called marble dishes when he was a kid because of all the glass balls that adorn the rim of the dishes. This is my first time painting glass and I have to say I loved it. I'm beginning to realize I love a challenge. Once I started this painting I just didn't want to stop.
|kitchen area, see the curtains:) Also I refinished this table recently, goes so much better with my furniture now.|
Hope you enjoy and I'll let you know when it's posted on the Artists helping artists blog. And I encourage all you artists out there to participate in the challenge, deadline is the 15th of Sept.
I also want to thank all of my followers new and old and everyone that takes the time to comment via the blog or facebook. I love reading them and it really motivates me. I just love the blog world, such a support system.
Have a great week!