Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"A BIT OF LEMON"

8x8, oil on 3/8 gesso panel, $100.00
I loved painting this little ceramic container.  It was hand made by a young man and son of a dear friend.  I love painting things that have meaning or a history.  Besides it being sentimental it is lovely.  It has a beautiful glaze and creates very nice reflections.  
He is currently away studying hard.  The wonderful thing about these beautiful ceramic pieces he left to his mothers care is that every time she brings one out to paint, hold and share she is thinking about him.  I just love that.



8 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

That was the sweetest sentiment Dori!
I love the color in this piece, wonderful harmony!!

Anthony Duce said...

The handling of the fabric and the reflections on the container is great.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I feel exactly the same. I live and paint in that old sentimental world. And this is just lovely all around.

Carolyn Finnell said...

I was really taken with this when I first saw it. Reading the story makes it even more special.

Gwen Bell said...

I love this painting so much on so many levels. That color palette is fabulous. Great job on all of the elements. The reflections in the jar a so good. The treatment of the fabric and the values within the folds...I could go on and on!

Kathy Weber said...

The color harmony in this is quite nice!

Virginia Floyd said...

I was very drawn to this painting. The composition and color choices are very appealing. Very nice!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Your emotional involvement with the object came through before I even read the backstory. I think that's pretty darn cool. I firmly believe that when we're really feeling the subject matter, it shows, bigtime. I love it when my little theories get proven, thanks!