Antiques as Still Life
This piece goes up for auction July 14th. Auctions start at a very discounted price, to bid go to http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/denise-maxwell/asian-trends-antiques/243674
You can also click on the images scrolling to the right and this will take you to those pieces up for auction.
While house sitting earlier in the year I had access to my friends antique collection. I have my own but hers struck me as being more interesting. Well I am about to get back to my own as I will continue with my portrait project and my own antique collection and plein air painting, oh my, I'm just too busy and today I seem to be taking a day off from painting which has me a bit anxious.
I've been putting my collection of those earlier pieces up for auction at my Daily Paint Works gallery. Most of them got onto this site under Still Life earlier but I hadn't had the chance to start the auctions. This piece as the first that I did and the chinese medicine cabinet that they are sitting on was pretty amazing piece of future. I guess it was for herbal medicines.
Thursday afternoon/evening was again really, really busy at the farmers market. Had people offering advice on how to paint this and people sneaking photographs, hope it was my good side:)
My young friend was there to help setup the still life and it was again a collaboration. David doesn't go for flowers much so he just cropped them out pretty much. He suggested the cherries and I hung the couple off the container. A nice touch if I can say that. David was leaving earlier then me, so I bought the fruit from him so I could finish. I definitely have my style changing of late and I like what is happening to it. My main design element was an oval just off centre and I have remembered to keep a space opening to let the eye travel through to the background and back again.
To bid on this painting go to this link at my Daily Paint Works gallery. As always the auctions are a very good price to get these works at a most reasonable price the auction will start tomorrow July 12th.
David did a fantastic painting this week and I introduced him to the alla prima techniques to starting a painting and I wouldn't let him use white until he was well into it. He loves his white too much and it has been desaturating all his hues. This has helped maintain rich colours and given him lots of contrasting hues that vibrate against each other. Well done David!
30's Sugar Shaker
This is my second try at this sugar shaker and felt this was a better offering.
A Unique Flower Vase
This was my last painting I did on my trip to visit family. My sister-in-law has the most amazing home with beautiful objects
Strawberries and Honey
Strawberries and Honey 5"X7" Oil on Board
This painting took me a lot longer to paint them I had expected having done the jar of honey once already.
Still Life with Honey Jar
Local Blueberry Honey 6"X6" Oil on Board
The other day I went to paint at the opening of this year’s Farmers’ Market. I painted at them last year and I saw many of the same vendors and it felt like a reunion of sorts.