Wednesday, March 02, 2011

“Tools Of The Trade” 6x10

Oil On Hardboard 6”x 10”

This painting started out as a straight forward still life painting. After gathering up all the ingredients and composing a composition that I liked I realized it was a little more than that. Without thinking I had included in this piece a lot of items I use every single day. The large red brush and the greenish brush above it are my varnish brushes. My palette knife is on the right. The big brushes up top are used for mixing paint and the other brushes are use to apply paint. The orange scissors are used almost every day because I cut a lot of stuff. The white rose and the little items at the bottom of the jar are some of my inspiration. Oh, and that little snail crawling up the side of the glass jar, that’s me – I paint so slowly. These are the tools of my trade.

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Blogger joanieART said...

Absolutely exquisite, M. Your work is stupifyingly good.

6:46 PM  
Blogger kim denise said...

this is just wonderful!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Becky Joy said...

I really like your subject matter. Painted very good

12:58 AM  
Blogger Paintings by Patricia said...

Another great piece...and I love the addition of the snail.

4:25 AM  
Blogger tai said...

Ahhhh. Ah love it.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I love the composition!!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lake said...

I love this! great subject matter, and the snail, is a wonderful, humorous touch.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Caroline Peña Bray said...

This is my favourite of yours so far! Wow, love the complexity and the boldness. Bravo!

1:36 AM  
Blogger John Vander Stelt said...

love the soft bristles...and am encouraged that there are other slow painters in the world.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Fantastic, keep moving forward and know that you are definitely succeeding with your talent. Although I can't see how you could improve any more. this is awesome

11:23 AM  
Blogger Michael King said...

Until I enlarged the photo I didn't see the snail. Cute.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Cool Stuff.

6:22 AM  

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