Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday jewels

It took a long time to think this one through as there was glitter, glass, pottery, metallic surfaces and reflections. I wanted to replicate the detail in the objects yet also handle them loosely. That's actually kind of tough! : ) There were lots of lessons here. Tomorrow I'm going to paint outdoors but I kept this arrangement set-up in my studio and may try it again Wednesday.





11 comments:

Starr said...

wow! didn't leave things easy on yourself did ya?... I think ya nailed the glitter, and the whole thing looks great

Virginia Floyd said...

I like how this is monochromatic, all shades of red and rose and pink. Great job on the reflections. I love the purple-pink shadows on the table!

Nicki said...

It's really very beautiful. I like the weight of the darkness at the bottom. It is a good balance to all of the light, sparkly, feminine details.

LindaHunt said...

This is a real winner! I appreciate all of the hard work to capture the different surfaces. I love the light in the piece and the fact that you captured glitter so perfectly!!

Alice said...

I agree that the black at the bottom is a wonderful addition to the picture. A great job, Kim ... with such a difficult subject.

Tammy Hext said...

Excellent piece Kim.
Hey let's get together for coffee - give me a call!
Tam

Sandra said...

That balance is such a difficult one to get - and as always, you have managed it perfectly! The reflections are fantastic and the little glittery bits are so effectively painted! All of these Christmas creations are getting me in the holiday spirit :0) I must dig some of our decs out of the loft!

Crystal Cook said...

Let me just say, FAN-freakin-tastic. For real. Kim your work is so beautiful. And I know how tough it is to render detail loosely. I know because I suck at it. :)

Catherine Jeffrey said...

The detail stands out nicely without being fussy...the blue sparklies on the right ornament are wonderful...mirrored by the blue in the cloth. A great painting. I could see that wonderful ornament in painting all by itself...hint hint :-)

Richard said...

Very beautiful painting, Kim
I'm not an artist, so just love it
Love all the colors you have going
Is the ornament one of your family heirlooms from your Dad?

Kim said...

Thank you peeps!
Richard, there is a funny story to the background of these ornaments. They are not my Dad's, but stay tuned for tomorrow's post : )