Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Irish Vase
oil on cradled hardwood
10" x 10"
2010


I started this painting yesterday, drank lots of coffee, and finished it today. This beautiful vase was a gift from our friends Babby and Peter, they bought it in Ireland a few years back. I love this vase because the glazing patterns remind me of the lunar surface. My goal in this painting was to illuminate the vase like a full moon set against a cold February night.

Travel to Ireland, England, France, and back to Italy, is only a few years away- only three more years of college expenses to pay for- and we're off. That is, unless April wants her new kitchen first... ( I think she will.)


17 comments:

  1. Oh without a doubt April will want her new kitchen, and being a woman I'd be behind her on that one! But when you do fulfill your travelling ambitions I sincerely hope you all have the best time of your lives. Of course you'll have a beautiful kitchen to come back to!!
    The vase is beautiful..Not the most traditional Irish pottery I've seen, so very unusual. I am off to give my orphans some TLC.
    Regards
    April

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  2. Thank you, April. Good luck with your "orphans", I hope they find new homes when you have your studio sale.( That sounds weird, doesn't it?!)

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  3. Denny, wonderful lighting and texture on this one! Man you finished it so quickly too.

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  4. Thanks, Jeremy~ I wanted to push my speed on this one some, I've been letting too many of my paintings sit for too long. It was actually easier in some ways because I had to think two, three steps ahead which helped with quick decision making.

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  5. I feel honored for our gift to be captured so beautifully! My favorite part is the way the reflection of the lighter green in the lip of the mouth of the vase. Love, Babby.

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  6. That's so beautiful! We never should have given away that vase...

    :-)

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  7. Babby~that reflection is my favorite part too and the little rectangular highlight in the neck of the vase is the window of the room. Peter, if you want the vase back you'll have to pry it from my cold...well, you get the picture.

    Thanks for your kind words and gift!

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  8. Denny, beautiful!

    and go to France, fuggedabout the new kitchen!!

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  9. Of course you'd say that, Kit- thanks!

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  10. This is a beautiful painting, Denny. I love the colors you chose, and you executed the surface of the vase itself so effectively!

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  11. Lynda, thanks so much, and good luck at your workshop in Florida.

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  12. Isn't it funny how one painting jsut flows perfectly and others take so long to do.
    I like the duck piece. The water color is just great but this still life has a life of its own. great lighting and presentation

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  13. Yes, Gary, I guess it will always be that way with our work despite how proficient we become. Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by again.

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  14. stunning! it has a wonderful translucent glow about it as well being very comforting to look at.

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