Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Still Life

"Plums", 8"x8", Oil on Board
This is a piece I've been working on for awhile now. I'm just glad that I finished this before the new year. I painted most of this piece using thin glazes of color which I would have to let dry in between layers to get the desired effect. Probably my most difficult glaze was the light colored haze that you see on plums. I couldn't get that layer to dry quick enough and would end up ruining it and having to start over. At any rate, I'm finished! I'd like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Take care!

17 comments:

Joanne said...

So beautiful, Jean! I'm glad you were able to complete this before the end of the year. Have a wonderful holiday season, and all the best for the new year/new decade.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Joanne,
It's good to hear from you! I haven't been doing a lot of painting lately so yes, I'm glad I got this finished. I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year's. Take care my friend!

Pierre Raby said...

A wonderful painting Jean, colors, subtle tonal variations... Beautiful. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones and a prosperous new year!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Pierre,
It's so good to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to look. I hope you have a Happy New Year's. Take care!

Don Gray said...

I love the close observation you put into this, Jean. And the placement and design is perfect.

Happy New Year!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Don,
It's always good to hear from you! Thanks for looking and Happy New Year's to you also!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Very sharp, Jean! And that "haze" you mentioned is right on, lovely!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for taking a look it's always good to hear from you. I hope you have a Happy New Year and get the chance to make some beautiful paintings. Take care.

Gary Keimig said...

Well worth the time you put into it, Jean. They are really great

Jean Victory said...

Hi Gary,
It's good to hear from you again! It looks like you've been busy painting some landscapes...nice work. Take care and thanks for looking.

jjackm said...

Some lovely work!

Jean Victory said...

jjackm,
Thanks for taking the time to look. I really enjoyed your work with figure drawing as well. Take care!

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Paul Coventry-Brown said...

Beautifully painted and well worth the time spent on it as you have captured everything perfectly :-)

Jean Victory said...

Hi Paul,
Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my work...it's greatly appreciated!

Susan E. Roden said...

Beautiful piece! Love the richness of color and simplicity.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

WOW! Love everything about this.