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

7 comments:

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!

Lee

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!