Monday, February 16, 2009

Teapot Finished

"Children's Teapot", 10" x 10", Oil on Board
I finally got the chance to finish my teapot painting yesterday. I'm sorry it took so long to get this finished but I haven't been painting much lately because I have been dealing with a lot of personal problems. I'm actually pleased with how this piece turned out considering the level of difficulty I was presented with. For my artist pick of the week, take a look at Jeffrey T. Larson's work. This man paints beautiful still lifes!

24 comments:

E. Floyd said...

Nice job with the reflective surface! Also, thanks for linking to Jeffery Larson, I love his still lifes.

Jean Victory said...

E.
Thanks for taking the time to view my work. Yes, I love his still lifes also. They are incredible!

Joanne said...

Ahhh, Jean! You are such a good artist - it is always a pleasure to see your finished pieces, no matter how long they take. This one is beautiful - and especially so because of the level of difficulty. You are an inspiration. Hope your personal troubles are resolved soon.

Jean Victory said...

Joanne,
Thanks, it's good to hear from you. I feel like I picked a subject that might have been too difficult, but I did like the challenge. I can't wait to see more of your watercolors. Take care of yourself.

Bridget said...

Great painting! Don't worry about time, remember Leonardo!
and thank you for sharing these interesting links

Jean Victory said...

Bridget,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the thoughtful comment regarding my painting.

Pierre Raby said...

Beautiful Jean- angle of the handle,
unwrapping effect of the draped fabric(teapot looks like a gift), fresh blue dominance... an elegant piece!
-Pierre

Jean Victory said...

Hi Pierre,
Thank you! I actually struggled with this piece so I'm kind of glad it's finished. When I was painting it, I kept thinking I had picked something too difficult. At any rate, it's finished now and it goes with my other "vintage" paintings. Have you done any painting lately or are you still working with graphite?

Jacinta Montgomery said...

This is a beautiful painting,just so lovely and so well done you are very talented.

Jean Victory said...

Jacinta,
Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to view my work...it's greatly appreciated.

Alvin Richard said...

Beautifully done! I seems that through trying times, you attain more confidence in your art. I suspect that it also resounds in your life.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Alvin,
It's good to hear from you...it's been awhile. Yes, I've been going through a lot lately. I don't know if that helps me or not. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the compliment. This was a difficult piece for me.

r garriott said...

Hi Jean,

I've been following the progress of your teapot and it the final product is just stunning.
(I keep looking at the penguin-shaped shiny metal coffee pot on my counter and thinking, dare I try...?)
Thanks for your recent visits to my humble blog and thanks again for keeping the art bar raised so high.

Jean Victory said...

Hi R.
Thanks for taking the time to look. I think your coffee pot would be a great challenge. Imagine what a still life it would be if you added your checkered, black and white fabric to the arrangement...tough! It's always good to hear from you...take care.

r garriott said...

Black and white checks reflected in curved metallic objects-- I sense a challenge put forth! Maybe after the current show prep I'll give it a go. Thanks!

Don Gray said...

Wonderful feel of air and light--nice job, Jean!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Don,
Thank you, coming from you that's a real compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to view my work...again thanks.

perez.art said...

Jean, hi
Excellent lights, angles and elegance in color, just a good work.
thank you for stopping by my blog Jean.
best wishes.
Alex

Jacinta Montgomery said...

Dear Jean I keep getting your comments on my gmail do I need to do something or do you?

Jean Victory said...

Jacinta,
I don't understand...no one else has complained of that so I'm not sure what's going on.

Bone*Head*Studios said...

OMG I thought this was a real teapot!!! Jean how very amazing!!!
blessings,Flora

Jean Victory said...

Hi Flora,
Thank you, and thanks for your help!

michelle said...

very nice job! your still life work gets better and better! I hope all is well :)

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