Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Still Life - Water Jug
I have begun searching the local antique shops for more shiny things to paint! I fell in love with this little silver plated hot water jug that would have graced the tea table of the 1906 lady of the house. It's pleasing in so many ways: its history, its design and its shininess!!
Unfortunately I hadn't learnt the art of not getting in the reflection and needed to faithfully reproduce what I had captured. The pink highlights on the neck of the jug were fantastic but would have been meaningless if I had tried to remove myself from the reflection. Not a painting a day as these take too long, but still a good discipline to paint every day.
Studio nearly finished and I can't wait.