Monday, January 14, 2013

Day 13 - The Collection - Small Still Life Painting

#13 in the 30 Day Painting Challenge - The Collection
7 x 5 inches
acrylic on canvas

I love little colored glass bottles and tiny vases, and am always looking for ways to put them in my still lifes. The theme for an upcoming exhibition at a gallery I show at is "Reflections" so I immediately thought of these little glass bottles that I got from a seller on Etsy. I set them up in different ways on a mirror - I wanted there to be all kinds of wonderful abstract colored shapes that come together as bottles when viewed altogether. I'm still playing around with the concept - I'm sure I will revisit it at some point.

Technically I am caught up with the challenge even though this one took a little longer to complete than some of the others. I had gotten used to being one ahead and posting the night before, so I feel like I am still behind, even though this will be posted on the right day! I can't believe we are approaching the halfway point.....

This painting will be available at MixtMedia Gallery in Ipswich, Massachusetts later this month.


Carroll Michalek said...

I love this and I own the same little gothic green bottle.
The shape is quite fun to paint.
You sure captured its spirit!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Good gracious - this is amazing! I really like that purple bottle, but all of them make a great painting with fantastic reflections!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Gorgeous - really gorgeous. The colors are perfect with the light one in the center.

Magic Love Crow said...

This painting is really cool too!!! I love it!!!! Very coooooooool ;o))))

rrARTz said...

this is awesome! your colors and reflections are gorgeous!

Debbie Shirley said...

Wow! Thanks so much for all the nice comments. I really appreciate that you all stopping by!
The colored glass was lots of fun to paint - I think those little bottles will be showing up in more of my paintings ;-)

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