Monday, March 23, 2009

Painting for the Day: Mirror Callas


"Mirror Callas" ............... oil ............... 30" x 40"

Sheila asked for a series when she saw Saturday's Double Betty painting; Mirror Callas kind of fits into that. Although time consuming to paint, I am pretty happy with the overall effect, as it close what I had in mind. That doesn't always happen for me, so it's gratifying when it does.

P.S., I just ran across the rubber scraper tool that I used on the Koi/Pear demo while shopping online at
Jerry's Artarama. Apparently it's called the "Amazing Wipe-off Tool" and it runs about $6.

If it's a cold day where you are, and you need a good warming idea for dinner, try my
White Bean Chicken Stew.
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31 comments:

  1. Funky and cool! Love your crisp, clean edges and clear vibrant color.

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  2. Wow! This really glows...lovely painting R!!

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  3. Freshness!R, you are going to inspire me to make a big flower painting soon.This is just so invitingly cool.

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  4. Thanks Cathyann! Looking forward to your creation!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the speckles of white on the center leaf. It makes the composition that much stronger.

    I love your clean, crisp technique. Care to share?

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  6. Thanks, Gwen! The method I use to paint this is really about the same as in the 'Koi/Pear' demo.

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  7. Just as I hit "post" I remembered that. ;)

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  8. Very nice, so fresh! Spring is here!

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  9. Hi Becky,
    Yes, finally, hopefully, spring!
    Although we went from the 70's yesterday to 40's and snow tonight.

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  10. Yes! Yes! Yes! [I'm pounding on the table while I'm yelling this]

    Bravo R.! love it!

    And thanks for the shopping tip on the magic rubber tool! I'm going to get one! hugs!

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  11. I'm never disappointed when I visit your blog! This is another stunning piece!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog today.

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  12. Thanks Sheila and Manon! It's alwasy nice to see what you've created, too.

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  13. Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog. I'd love to see your approach to a chrome coffee pot! I looked at a couple coffee pots again today at the thrift store. Also considering doing an old chrome clothes iron. Best wishes.

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  14. Very Pretty - I love symmetry! Always love looking at your work.

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  15. A-mazing! You are phenomenal. wow. : -)

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  16. WOW! Stunning! This reminds me of one of those Rorschach drawings psychologists show their patients, only this is much prettier and more pleasant to look at. Really beautiful!

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  17. Hi John-- the iron sounds like a great idea! Anything reflective in that classic streamline style.

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  18. Thanks, Ann and Liz!

    Thanks Kim-- I never thought of Rorschach but you are onto something! I remember as a kid doing fake Rorschachs with a folded sheet of paper, crayon shavings, and an iron... might ahve to try that again!

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  19. I love this one! You are so amazingly talented! Wow is all I can say.

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  20. Leslie, you're too kind! Thank you!

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  21. Wow, how cool. How do you manage to get things so symmetrical when you do this sort of painting?

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  22. This painting just dances!! Love it...and 30 x 40? Wow.

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  23. Thanks, Akiko, Jala, and Connie... the symmetrical quesion is a good one, maybe I'll write about that soon.

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  24. R., this painting rocks. It is so clean and fresh with a beautiful balance. You made this look easy, which it is anything but!

    I gotta get me one of those scraping tools...could keep the air a little clearer downstairs...ha!

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  25. Extraordinarily fine! Love it!

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  26. Gorgeous painting, R! Great design and very elegant.

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  27. Thank so much Edward! I do like the design on this one.

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.