Posts Tagged ‘wine’

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Chianti and Cronies

April 25, 2018

Chianti and Cronies – Oil on Canvas – 24″ x 18″

I started with the idea of putting the Chianti bottle, glass of wine (or, in this case, Cranberry juice) and grapes together for a still life. It needed something more. A stronger vertical could be had with a candle. I had to dig through a few boxes of props to find this candlestick holder. It needed more. I played with the tablecloth to get this play of folds. I liked it and was ready to start when my wife intervened. Helen felt that the set up needed something on the left side. In came the small blue vase and flowers. Challenge after challenge to complete this work in time to deliver to a gallery for the start of their season.

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Before and After

July 20, 2013
Before and After; Oil on Canvas 14" x 11"

Before and After; Oil on Canvas 14″ x 11″

Rain for the morning, predicted to be sunny by the afternoon. Let’s try one more work for the Raw and Cooked. I did not want to get in a rut and use all the baking items again. Liked the idea of the wine bottle and grapes. thought that this might be a stretch for acceptance, but I had to try.

Took me a little longer than perhaps it should have. I wrestled with the grapes and the wicker on the bottle. I waited until the end to actually poor the wine into the class. Thank goodness for oils as I had numerous adjustments to make due to changes which occurred. Still fun to paint.

Happy to report that this work is also accepted to the Raw & Cooked exhibition at The Next Picture Show August 2 – September 4.