Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cake Mix

At the end of June, armed with a small 10"x12" canvas, I took myself off to class and asked my teacher, Margie Johnson, to please guide me through a still life. My mind always went blank when the words 'still life' were mentioned - I never saw the point of painting a couple of old pots, cups and a bunch of flowers! But I thought I had to try and the little brown one, which has never been named, is the result.

Since then I have done another one of which I am quite proud. This one does have a name - Cake Mix - and was done on a slightly bigger canvas 12"x16". Every item was white, but mine didn't quite turn out that way.


Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful Liz!!! Both of them.
Now we have to get her to teach us how to do landscapes!!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I LIKE YOUR PAINTING "CAKE MIX". How did you get that fasinating texture in the background? Thanks for following my blog. Carol

Art with Liz said...

Hi Carol. Thanks for your comments. The whole painting was done with Alizaran and Veridian with lots of white. I am quite proud of it! A lot of what I get is accidental, but I love colour.

Marian Fortunati said...

These are both really nice... Difficult set-ups too. But that "little unnamed brown one" is a real winner!!
I too, think it's a bit contrived to paint still lifes, but it IS darn good practice. Yours are terrific.

Gaye Sekula said...

I love this painting!