Saturday, December 11, 2010

Silver shimmer - SOLD

I've been admiring Pam Holnback's paintings of old-fashioned Christmas balls (and her loose handling of them!) and decided to try a few myself. Two of these were sparkling silver and one was silver metallic. They were a lot of fun to paint although I had to resist the urge to sprinkle real glitter all over the painting ; )
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75




12 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful and fun! I'll take the glittery ones! You did that just right. Love the colors.

Sandra said...

Well Kim, I am part way through an acrylic bauble painting my self. When I saw yours I almost felt like starting over. As usual, my acrylic is very fussy and yet yours are full of life and energy! This is where I want to be... one day.
I will finish mine anyway and post them some time before Chrismas, but yours are just beautiful!

Kim said...

Oh Sandra - I've done tight too! Just a few weeks back! I was looking at a few other painters loose handling of the subject and tried to pick-up that vibe : ) It comes...you will get to where you want to be - one thing I've noticed with painting a lot is that you are always learning (which is great news! lol) I bet yours is going to be lovely!!

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Thanks Kathy. Who doesn't like glitter? : )

KEH said...

really beautiful work - excellent rendering of the reflections (especially in the upper left region

Katie Hurley

Starr said...

oh that's just lovely... I especially like the reflections on the left one

Pam Holnback said...

These are great! Can't wait to see more!

Mermaid's Palette said...

I love these! I wish I could loosen up my painting and not get so hung up on the details- this is a perfect example of how effective it can be to suggest these details. Very nice!
Sheryl

beckielboo said...

Kim, these are just wonderful - I'm so glad you resisted the glitter - what you did is perfect! Beckie

LindaHunt said...

This is truly a beautiful painting...so festive!

graziano tessarolo said...

che delicatezza, molto belli!

Mary Anne Cary said...

I really like this result Kim. I love the mono color scheme, it is very pleasing and I think you were quite successful with the looseness. I think you are also becoming an expert with the bottles and perspective, along with reflections. Very nice! You have been a busy girl!

Karin Lynn said...

my most favourite of all...love those little ornaments