Friday, October 17, 2008

Water and Sunshine

This piece is finally finished, and in the hands of a lovely local framer I just met last week. She is very kindly matting and framing my two entries for a group exhibit which opens on November first. Of course, they need to be delivered to the gallery a week before that, and, did I mention the second piece isn't finished yet? Yay Sylvie!

So, 'Water and Sunshine' is the title of the post, but I'm not sure if I like it as the actual title of the piece. I have a few days to think about it, but I eventually must write something on the entry label. 'Water Still Life #1'? (boring), 'Enamel Tray with Water'? (confusing?), 'Summer Tray'? (what does that mean?), 'Canning Jars, Water and Tomatoes'? (sounds like a list).

I'll be thinking about it as I finish the second piece, which is not a still life, nor a portrait, but something different (for me anyway). I'll post it next week!

16"x20", Prismacolor and Coloursoft colored pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord


Rowena said...

I've been waiting to see the final result, and I have to tell you....I am floored! Liz this is such a beautiful piece that you are making me miss my tomato garden at home in Italy right now! Brava, brava, brava and BRAVA! I still haven't clicked on it to see the enlarged version, but now I will!

Alvin Richard said...

Wow, it's a smashing piece. I love the composition, light and shadow contrasts on the tray and inside the jar, and of course that combination of red and green is a killer for me. Bonne chance with the exhibition.

Liz P said...

Rowena and Alvin, your comments have made my day! How fortunate am I to receive more than one "Brava", and a "Bonne chance" on one piece?

Thank you so much!

Gillian said...

This is wonderful. You've captured the light so well - must have been a hard nut to crack. Hope the exhibition goes well.

leeTighe said...

I love seeing your work! It, along with your voice, makes me miss you even more than I did! They are all beautiful, but I especially love the ones with your grandson and the ones with the pizzellas! Love you!


Liz P said...

Yes, Gillian, it was a hard nut to crack... at times I felt like my brain was a hard nut as well!

Liz P said...

Hi Lee!
I love that you love it! Thank you so much for checking in... I miss you too!