Thursday, July 8, 2010

Still Loved...365 Days of Drawing

I still love painting still life when I return to them after doing portraits. They are like going on vacation for me.

My drawing for the day's challenge yesterday was the block in for this cup and saucer called "Still Loved". Obviously, it didn't take me a full half an hour to draw it so I sketch a little girl's head in my sketch book to make up the full drawing quota for the day, not wanting to cheat.

I sometimes look at all the incredible still life painters out there, especially on the new Daily Painters Originals group I am now part of ( and feel incredibly humbled. Thanks for the lovely comments about yesterday's simple "Billy Can". I hardly dared post him thinking him way too humble but I sure loved painting him.

"Still-loved", Daily Painting, 8x6", oil, $150.


Marian Fortunati said...

You GO girl!! You are such the blogger now...
Have a good trip... I'll talk to you when you return.

Gwen Bell said...

This is such a great painting and have a wonderfully nostalgic feel. The soft turquoise cup on the soft pink/mauve dish is such a beautiful combination. You have captured the fragile nature so well!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you Marian and Gwen. Gwen, I love you noticed the nostalgia element. I was really going for that.