Wednesday, February 8

Sugar Shaker

"Sugar Shaker"
6" x 6"
Oil on canvas panel
Things of a delicate nature that have been on this earth longer than I have, intrigue me. This sugar shaker is one such item.  I own several.  My family used this one routinely to sprinkle sugar on cold and hot cereal. 

I wasn't sure how I'd depict the raised and poorly painted flowers and leaves, but they came across much like the actual piece.  The basket weave across the bottom was a delight to replicate.  The biggest surprise was my choice of background.  I painted the green around the base, then chose a most wonderful mixture of Indian red, burnt and raw sienna.  I love this color!  I plan to use it again.

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  1. I feel like I could pick it up. You did a great job on this and I love the color in the background too.

  2. Julie,
    I suspect it's because I painted the background OVER the subject matter. How interesting that concept is. It seems to marry the front to the back better than adding the object to the background. The wonders of art... Thank you for commenting. I so enjoy hearing from you.