Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lusterware & Oak Leaves

Here is a little still life I'm working on. This is the first time I've used Lusterware pottery in any artwork, but it won't be the last. The lighting on this set-up didn't highlight its iridescence very much, but even at this level, it's fun and challenging to capture.

I've always found this "duck" creamer to be a goofy looking item. Somehow, though, he seems to belong right here at the forefront of this piece, pulling together all of the colors behind him. I guess I'll never think of him as completely goofy again! (Maybe just a little bit goofy.)

6"x13", colored pencil on Pastelbord


Kathy said...

Love the composition, Liz! I think your 'goofy' duck is cute, adds an element of surprise.

Liz P said...

Thanks Kathy!
And, yes, that duck even surprised me!

kay susan said...

Gorgeous colours, I like the composition too, and I LOVE that little duck!

Liz P said...

Thank you Kay, from me ... and the duck! I think he's enjoying the attention after years on the back of a cupboard shelf, poor thing.

Robyn said...

Great capture of the Lusterware, Liz. Also congratulations on your recognition for Water Plus Sunshine - I think Blogger must have eaten my earlier comment. You managed to make basil look as beautiful as it tastes!

Liz P said...

Thanks, Robyn! I'm already scheming to snatch some more Lusterware from my sisters' and mother's collections for another still-life or two.

It was a fun surprise to receive that award... very encouraging for me!