Once again I revisit this ornament. If you have followed my paintings for very long you will remember it from last year and maybe the year before. Anyway, I will tell the story once more. Many years ago when I was going through a very rough time in life my sister bought me this special ornament. It was very expensive back then and I loved it more than any other ornament and valued it for years. Last Christmas as my daughter was taking down my tree she said what if I drop and ornament and break it. I said it really doesn't matter except for that special one. About that time I heard the crash of fragile glass and a loud gasp.... I knew in my heart of hearts that it was that ornament. I went into the living room and she just stood there with her mouth open. I cried...she cried.... gently she swept up the broken pieces and put them in a special glass jar. I could not just throw it away. I got it out today and placed it with my little clear glass snowman. As I arranged the still life set up I decided to put the broken piece on top like a funny little hat. Cute, I thought...
6x6 still life,oil on canvas panel,fine art,art,snowman painting
A favorite and a few pieces of peppermint. I found this pitcher at TJ Maxx and fell in love with it it is shiny but has ridges. I am sure you will see more with this pitcher. Also I bought the little white dish next to the Santa with the piece of peppermint in it. The red candle is one my sister gave me for my birthday many years ago. I am trying my best to keep the background smooth to emphasize the objects of importance. 8X10 oil on canvas panel.
Happiness Has Found Me by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I have had these angels for several years and have painted them a few times. If I changed anything about this painting it would be the cups I guess however I love the clear bottle and the soft shadows.
Christmas Things by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Once again I could not resist this little snowman. It is not something I would have bought myself but a friend who knows me better than I bought it for me. It is so unique and just has that Charlie Brown Christmas tree appeal. I am really trying to work on my skills and painting a little differently giving more concious thought to the detail. This is a 8x10 oil still life on canvas panel. It is for sale for $80 just contact me to purchase
While painting today I found a photo of this little cup with beautiful purple miniature roses. I tried to keep it loose and fun. I think that is exactly what I achieved. 6x6 oil on canvas panel.
contemporary still life artist, fine art,art,rose painting.
So I usually try to keep the post on my blog upbeat and positive but on this one I don't know if I can hold to my standard. This little painting sold as soon as it posted. I was so delighted and shipped it right away. A few days later the client notified me that she was just not happy with the painting. The first photo is the original that posted the second one I washed out in photo shop to show you the differences in computer monitors. When I photograph my paintings I try not to retouch very much except to lighten at times but even so oft times I do have a hard time getting an exact likeness. Anyway I know it shouldn't but it felt like a real kick in the gut. I am a little down right now and wonder if I should change my style or just keep trudging along. I attended a workshop with Qiang-Huang recently and did learn some very valuable information which I will be trying to incorporate into my work to some degree. I guess sometimes it takes a little stumble to make us get up, wipe our self off and with determination keep straight ahead. I suppose that is what I will do.
An amazing little still life everyday I am amazed at how much I like painting. Everyday that I am not working I am in my studio at about 5am sometimes 6 and I paint for quite a while. Not complaining though. I love it especially while listening to Christmas music yes even in October or July....