Friday, April 20, 2012

Sweet As Sugar

Earlier this week I found a fabulous silver tea set at a little neighborhood antique shop (and my neighborhood is out in the country).  I was looking for a piece of silver to use in a demo for our PaintingFriends group when we go back to Florida for a week of painting and fun this summer.  Since I'm doing a demo of crystal, I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone by adding a piece of silver to the composition as my artist friends also wanted a silver demo.  Unbelieveably, I found this fabulous ornate set...coffee pot, tea pot, cream and sugar...price $37.50.  That is a wonderful price for a set of props that we all think we need to collect for our setups.  I have a whole closet full of glass and crystal, and now I have some silver.   This sugar bowl  has not been polished, so I just painted what I saw...next time anything is used it'll be bright and shiny.  I love the way the reflections move in crystal and glass and silver as you don't really need to explain anything...just paint what you see.  One thing...I did paint myself out of the reflection that was caught with my camera...didn't want to paint myself.

9 comments:

  1. Really good Mollie, I think silver is difficult to represent, but I knew what it was the minute a saw it.

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  2. Thanks, Ann. Since I tend to paint what I see, it seems the handles favor pewter at this stage...this old set really needed polishing...but it was fun to paint. I love to paint reflections.

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  3. This is incredible. The shine on the silver is lovely!

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  4. Thanks, Kyla. Yesterday I went back in and darken some shadow areas under the berries, that right foot and under the bowl a bit...it needed grounding. Decided not to knock the reds down...I rather enjoy saturated color and red is my fav. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Lovely painting. Congratulations.

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  6. Thanks, Sonia...I appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. It's a very beautiful painting Mollie. Love the colors. It's you !

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  8. Thanks, Christiane...good to see you...love your videos.

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  9. Mollie, this silver is really beautiful! You've got it down.

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