Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Cream Pitcher



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Now here's a little story....about a year or so I did this painting of the cream pitcher and it was on a horrible brown background and I was so unhappy with the piece that I tossed it in my slush pile and wrote off my effort as "a valuable practice session" - valuable in teaching me what not to do!

Then last weekend I was working on a piece that I needed to let dry and glancing at the clock I knew I didn't have time to really get a decent start on a new piece before we had to leave to meet friends for dinner but I still wanted to paint so I grabbed this little guy out of the slush (more like sludge) pile and decided to repaint the background a darker - richer color to see if there was any hope. Once I did that I liked the painting a whole lot more.

But then I realized my biggest problem was my bad planning when it came to the position of the subject matter. I knew I needed to balance the canvas so I decided to try my hand at a piece of glass - specifically a mason jar just for fun. I loved it - now I could be hooked on glass - hum...glass jars stuck in Chamisa bushes...what do you think? Ha!

It was so much fun and a great exercise. I intend to do more so stay tuned - Cara

8 comments:

Ron Morrison said...

You are a machine! So do another and another....looks good.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron you devil you - if I'm a machine my parts are out of date - Ha! BUt I'm trying to spend more time in the studio so keep cheering me on - I need it!

Brothergrimm said...

You did good on the glass, that's a hard one for me to get.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Doug -I was very excited about the glass in this piece - I seldom have it work out like this - maybe I'm on to something here.

bookbabie said...

Lovely little still life Cara, I'm so happy to see you creating again:)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Lilli - I have been very motivated lately - it feels good.

Sandy said...

hmm...thought I commented on this before, must have been dreaming.

I really like this. I'm glad you are back to painting.

s

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Sandy - I'm glad too! It feels good -