Sunday, January 15, 2012

Finished my Painting

Finally finished my first truly original oil painting. By that I mean I didn't do it from a picture, I set up the still life myself. Well, I did have to consult some pictures of forsythia on the internet. The only thing available to paint from life around here is snow and bare trees. I also don't want to paint en plein air in 18 degree weather. The next thing I want to do is a painting to go in my booth. My table covers are purple so maybe lilacs and silver jewelry?

9 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful. The vase almost looks 3D to me. Super.

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  2. your job is wonderful!I mean both,the painting and the jewelry making!I admire you too much!!!!

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  3. Nancy, I'm so impressed with your painting. Especially the detail on the vase! Light reflection on shiny objects can be hard to capture, but you absolutely nailed it -- at first glance, I thought it was a photograph.

    -- Sarah

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  4. Nancy, This is beautiful! I love the setting and the colors have so much depth. The one dropped petal adds interest. The forsythia are a gorgeous hope of spring. The way you captured the bunny and the shadow of the vase is incredible. Congratulations!

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  5. I love the blue and yellow. If you haven't thought about selling your paintings, you definitely should. This is beautiful.

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  6. You are very talented! Your painting is beautiful. I especially love the vase and the glow that emanates from it. What a lovely tribute to the humble, beautiful Forsythia! I love your jewelry designs as well.

    Zoraida

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  7. Wow, thanks everyone for your kind words!

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  8. Hi dear Nancy, your paintings art so amazing as your jewelry, I love your Paintings too!!
    Cheers
    Rita

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  9. The painting is wonderful. The shading and highlights on the vase are impressive. I can't believe that is your first oil painting. Keep up the good work.

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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