Monday, August 22, 2011

Wine For Two

I started a new piece a couple of weeks ago, but it's been on hold. My new grandson, Kaleb (our fourth grandchild!) was born recently, so I took time off to celebrate with my family.  Now I'm back to work. I love to show reflections through glass, so I set up this stll life with two wine glasses and a bottle of wine. I spilled a few drops of wine on the tray, just to give the scene a bit of life. The green bottle and red wine are complimentary colors, making one another bright. It's a fun painting, I'm really enjoying the process. Which leads me to a question I've been thinking about, do you make art for yourself or for buyers?   I set up this particular scene because I think a lot of folks enjoy wine and someone would like this painting in their home. But, I'm mindful of doing a painting that's fun for me, too. What are your thoughts?

                                               

18 comments:

  1. Looks like it's going to be gorgeous. Will pop back by to check on the progress and finished piece! Fun Stuff!

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  2. This is looking lovely! Just wanted to come and say hello, thank you for visiting my blog. :D

    ~Lainy

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  3. I think you nicely balanced doing something appealing to the masses and also something you enjoy. Well done!

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  4. Congratulations on your new grandson! Looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

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  5. I try to make my artwork me and hope that my buyers will enjoy it. I've tried doing things that aren't me, but rather what others are doing, and it just doesn't work well!

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  6. Crystal, I agree...I'm still looking for my "style" but maybe if I do what I love my style will show

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  7. The painting looks beautiful! I think you need to paint what you love...and everyone else will love it, too!

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  8. Congrats on welcoming Kaleb to the world! You're back to work now, and it's looking great. I'm not a painter or artist in that sense, but I think it's important to create art for yourself first. You love what you do, and it will show in your work. Once you create for yourself, you can create for anyone!
    ~Kim

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  9. Congrats on your new grandson:) You have lovely work!

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  10. I bet you are just overjoyed to have a new grandson. The painting is beautiful, and will appeal to many eyes.

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  11. Looks fantastic! VERY impressive!

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  12. Very nice! Love how you captured those reflections. Congratulations on your new grandson!

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  13. Your art is amazing Suzie! I think art needs to come from the heart!

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  14. Thanks to all of my frenzy frenz!

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