These are two gifts I received today. The first is a yellow calla lily from my mother-in-law. Isn't it pretty? A very lovely, uncommon colour. She had dropped it off at my studio just as I was arriving to paint - so there was my subject! A bit of a challenge with the colour shifts but I started squinting like mad and marched forward ; )
The second was from my sister. She and my brother-in-law just came home from a European holiday and she bought two of these for me in Venice. It is a Murano glass-handled paintbrush. I decided to post it on my blog because I think it is a thing of beauty, and extra-fitting being a tool of the trade and all. There is gold leaf mixed in the glass which creates a wonderful glint although it doesn't show well on camera. It's so pretty I'm scared to paint with it! But then wouldn't that be like having candles in your house that you never burn, or keeping plastic around a sofa? LOL. Hmm. I think I will have to paint with one of them at least a few times, clean it really well and then just keep them somewhere I can admire them. Thank you!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / SOLD