Sunday, May 27, 2007

Original Oil Painting of a Silver Jester Vase with Fruit, 14" x 18"

"The Jester Vase"

A neighbor lent this lovely silver vase to me. Ordinarily I don't paint tall vases because of the compositional problems but I rose well to the challenge here. The lace table cloth sets off the silver and the luscious red grapes beautifully. The peach is reflected in the vase and the smoky glass jug works well too. I especially like the shadow areas of the lace table cloth. There's lots of generous paint in this piece and as all beautiful things, it's style is timeless.
I working on building my body of work and was thinking seriously of not listing this one. But I couldn't resist showing it off. Enjoy

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