Sunday, November 30, 2008

Marbles Painting

"Marbles", 6"x 6", Oil on Board
I finally got the chance to finish this painting today but regret not being able to get more paintings completed this month. I definitely lost time fiddling with the other painting for a week and a half and also feel like the class I've been taking is having an impact on my productivity as well. Unfortunately, the next two weeks probably won't be any better because I will be studying for a final exam. I'm going to keep this post short so let me know what you think of this one. I'm off to study!


Alvin Richard said...

Beautiful luminosity in your marbles Jean. That is the magic with marbles, they filter light as if they have their own power source. Bonne chance with your exam. Thanks for visiting!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Alvin,
Thanks...that beautiful luminosity took a little time, LOL. I actually think marbles make a wonderful subject to paint. I actually got interested in them when I was painting the cobalt bottle with the amber colored marble. Since these marbles are "clear" I would eventually like to paint some with different colors/patterns like the cat eyes ect...Take care and I love your recent work.

Pierre Raby said...

Beautiful Jean. It feels like this delicate constellation stopped its dance only to show that elegant light projection. Subtle colors and well painted.
I wish you plenty of peaceful moment
and energy to go through your studies!
Take care,

Jean Victory said...

Thank you! When I started painting this, I really wasn't going for subtle but it kind of ended up that way. One thing I wanted to change in this piece was the lighting. A lot of my paintings either have a really light background or really dark so I was going for something in between. I threw the marbles down on a white board with very little light and this is what I ended up with.

Joanne said...

Hi Jean,
I love the marbles - they kind of glow and are beautifully transparent! Best wishes for your exam. Just think, when it is all over, you have the holidays to look forward to. Thanks for playing the tag game - you are a very unique and unusual woman... and a good friend. I promise I won't tag you again until next year. :-) hehehe

Jean Victory said...

Hi Joanne,
Thanks for looking! I hope I'm unique and unusual in a good way, lol. I hope you've been doing some painting lately...maybe more oils?

Marilyn Webberley said...

You have really captured what I love about marbles - the reflected light and shadows. For me, that is a huge part of the joy in painting them. I am always surprised by what I see. Great job!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Marilyn,
Thank you! Yes, that's what attracted me to the marbles as well. Thanks for visiting!

John Vander Stelt said...

Looks great Jean! Keep up the good work!

Jean Victory said...

Hi John,
It's good to hear from you. How's the new blog coming along? It's nice of you to stop in to take a quick look. I can't wait to see what you've been up to. Take care! said...

Thank you Jean for stopping by my blog and for your comment, I wish to you and to your family a wonderful new year 2009, full of creativity, joy and success.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautifully done.
The background sets off the marbles. B
Best of luck with your exams.
I hope your nephew is recovering from the injury and will show no effects.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Alex, Hi Mary,
A special thanks to both of you for stopping by to view my work. Happy New Years to you both!

Jala Pfaff said...

This is awesome!!!

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