Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sometimes the word "Talented" isn't big enough

Marble Trio by Jeff Hayes 2x2.5 inches
You read right - I did say 2x2.5 inches. I can't even sign my name in a space that small.

Knife, Wineglass and Peeled Lemon by Jeff Hayes is another true wonder that the mere word "talent" doesn't begin to describe.

The rendering of the glass with its etched design and the masterful highlights is pure poetry. The reflections, the shadows...my gosh, how does he do it?

And because I have no shame I have posted below my first attempt at painting glass as inspired by daily viewing Jeff's blog. Now, do yourself a favor and click on his name to enter his blog for a real feast for the eyes.



16 comments:

bookbabie said...

Thanks for the link to Jeff's site, he is wonderful, you're right. Your first attempt at glass is pretty good too:) Hope you're feelin' okay!

A.Decker said...

Jeff's work is inspiring, and, good for you, you've applied that! I like your simple little arrangement, and your glass is very "glassy." Nice work.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Lilli - Thanks for visiting. Jeff is a master at what he does. As for me, feeling pretty good most days but very tired every now and then.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Decker...thanks for popping over for a visit. I'll tell you a secret, I painted the little cream pitcher a long time ago but it was boring so after being inspired by Jeff's work I decided to try my hand at glass and jazz up an otherwise flat painting.

Jeff Hayes said...

Well... the word "blush" isn't big enough :) Thank you so much for your very kind words!

-Jeff

Cara Dawn Romero said...

You're sure welcome -

Ed Terpening said...

Couldn't agree with you more! I've been following Jeff's blog for years. He comes up with so many interesting compositions.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ditto Ed - I think we all agree when it comes to Jeff's work. By the way - some very nice ocean paintings on your site. I love the old photo of the soldiers too. I have to say my all time favorite though is your Sunset Buena Vista Park. The colors are spectacular.

Sandy said...

I'm glad you posted these. I believe I have him on my side bar on my art blog. I love his work!!!

thanks.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Sandy - thanks for visiting. Jeff's work has always blown me away.

onpainting said...

You picked a good painter for inspiration. I think you have a good start at following in his footsteps. One difference in his glasswork and yours that stands out to me is his stronger value differences.

One advantage of these small paintings is they allow you to try different objects, textures, and compositions quickly. Not only is this good for learning but is often a lot more fun than grinding on the same piece for weeks and then finding out you have a loser.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Bill - I absolutly love your site and have linked it. Thanks for visiting and for the advice -

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

{{{{Cara}}}}}}
Just stopping in to give you a hug. I'm liking your glass paintings and Jeff Hayes has practiced his way to perfect!
Good job on the glass.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Mary -

onpainting said...

Cara - you are not going to reach Jeff's skill level with one painting a month. Watch the Olympics and take a little inspiration from the dedication.

I'm patiently waiting here for your next piece.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ouch!