Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Melmac and sugar

So this is another in my series of re-purposing old paintings. I had begun a rough painting of a memory of my Mom from the 60s wearing a pink skirt, jacket and tinted hosiery (think Jackie O.) In behind I had started to rough in our wall paper from that time. It was white with a red velvet design. (Mom has flair). Anyway, it wasn't going anywhere and so I thought I'd paint over it. It was my second painting yesterday and I was tired and couldn't settle on a still life set-up. I aksed Laurie if she could whip something up and I told her I really loved her melmac cup and her Corningware sugar pourer. She grabbed an apple, plopped it in the cup and set in on a Redpath apron. And it was on a formica table to boot! Well! It was perfect. It really made me think of a time gone by and suddenly the painting that I had begun of my Mom seemed like the perfect pairing. I included Laurie's coffee maker (on the right) and a bowl. I was going to paint in the background but ended up leaving the pink (which was my Mom's skirt) and the little red velvet loops that were the beginning of the wallpaper design. Sometimes you just love a painting right of the bat and that's how I feel about this one : )
This painting is acrylic on canvas and I think it's 16x20. I'll measure it in the morning.

6 comments:

JanettMarie said...

NIce save!

Lori Bonanni said...

Really great composition!

Nancy Laliberte said...

It's a keeper and I love the story behind it. Excellent job, Kim!

Barbara M. said...

Super and I like the Winsor blue. I love all of your work Kim. This is great.

Nice memories of your Mom too.

XO Barbara

Page Railsback said...

Like it a lot..would love to see what it was

suzanneberry said...

perfectly captures a moment in time, beautifully done kim, i love the feeling! i too would have loved to see your mom!