Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quinces and Walnuts

My computer was non functional for 3 days this week.  Our single, state run telecommunications service took its own sweet time about restoring lines in our area, and my service provider was not amused when I asked her if I needed to take up writing letters and using the post office again!  Absolutely no sense of humour.

And with Summer finally here, life seems to get very active, so not much painting gets done.

I did, however, manage to paint from a rather nice pic taken from Dana Marie's Inspiration all Around us blog, of quinces and nuts - I called them walnuts - I think that's what they are.

Now she has another amazing pic posted, so hopefully I will get to that one in the next week! 


21 comments:

Sheila said...

What a wonderful fall still life! Those shadows and gradation of color in the leaves are awesome!

I didn't see those beautiful koi from your last post until today. It's a scene straight out of a Japanese garden.

Mineke Reinders said...

I've been so out of the loop lately, now I'm seeing two of your posts in a row. What a treat! Lovely color harmony in this piece. The quinces seem as if lit from inside, like mini paper lanterns.

AutumnLeaves said...

I am so seeing some lovely crunchy salad! LOL That said, I love this painting, Liz. The leaves especially, though probably no surprise there, eh? I find that when I ask utilities if they are going to credit my account for the days that I didn't get service they usually aren't amused either. Sigh...

maria kovalenko leysens said...

I really like the colors that you used in this painting. I also enjoyed chatching up with your blog. Love the bushman painting, a strong piece! Thank you also for sharing all the challenge sites. I had no idea there were so many and there really is inspiration all around us.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you dear Sheila for the visit and the comment.


Hi Mineke. I've been a bit computerless as well, so can understand - thank you so much for your lovely comment.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Autumn Leaves, your comments are such a pleasure to read - you are so generous and kind. I also tried the money back thingie and also got a loud silence!


Thank you for visiting Maria and for the kind words. These challenge blogs are great and I so admire the people who run them.

Avocaken said...

Hi Liz - I like your oil still life with the quinces, leaves and nuts.

When our internet went out for five days we were "given" a credit of $1.43. A dollar and forty-three cents. How in the blankety-blank could they come up with that number? A neighbor got less than that, so I guess I made out like a bandit!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and making a suggestion to make my darks darker. WILL DO! (Or at least I'll TRY) And THANK YOU!

Talk to you later,
Ken B.

Diana said...

Wonderful still life with appealing composition.
We had a day last week with no electricity and one this week with no water. Makes me feel so dependent. Glad your back online.

Diana Marshall said...

Love your still life, haven't seen quinces in years, nice dark shadows, also like the touches of blue on the quinces.

Watercolorist said...

A lovely still life. You have given me a hankering for quinces. Have not had one since I left SA 28 years ago. They look delicious. Nice colors.
Jean

Judybec said...

I too am a fan of your colors!! gorgeous work -- also love the Koi painting in the previous post.... wonderfully mysterious.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Beautiful painting Liz, love your colors but I must ask--what is a quince?

Ajay Patil said...

Nice colors. Personally I would have loved some change in composition by overlapping few of the objects

Prabal said...

Hey Liz, Great work. How did you manage to make the fruits glow. They are lovely.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ken and thank you for the visit - the darks suggestion always comes from my teacher! And it makes so much sense - you can't have lights without darks!


Dear Diana from Arkansas - thank you and isn't it just amazing how much we rely on our mod cons. We had power outages last year which lasted whole days at a time, but could at least boil water for a cup of tea on the gas stove!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Diana - that blue is great isn't it! It's Art Spectrum Australian leaf green - blue shade! Love it.


Hi Jean, thank you. 28 years hey! Time for another visit.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Judy for the visit and the kind words.


Hi Rhonda, thank you. This is from a pic taken from an American blog so I thought quinces were quite common! As far as I can remember, they're not the nicest of fruits but do make nice jam!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ajay - I love your visits and great constructive words! I need to look at pictures a bit more and see if I can do something like overlap as you say. At the moment I just paint what's on the picture! Thank you for that - you've got me thinking.


Gosh Prabal I don't really know. The colours were very clean so maybe that helped.

Dean H. said...

Wonderfully done, Liz! I like the accented greens!

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

Wonderful painting!
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Ann said...

I read about quinces, but I have never eaten one.