Saturday, November 7, 2009

Winter Is Coming

When I see these winterberries on their leafless branches by the side of the road, I know that winter is just around the corner. They inspired me to put together this still life with a holiday feel, along with some trimmings from a fir tree, a gracefully shaped old pitcher, and a bright red tablecloth. The backlit white curtains add a snowy touch.

I've chosen to have some note cards printed of this piece, and a few others, to add to the offerings at the upcoming show. There will also be giclee prints of "Water Plus Sunshine", "Pizzelle On A Pedestal", "Lilac and Primaries", and "Brussels Sprouts and Delft". I'm looking forward to a very busy and exciting weekend of the 20th through the 22nd!

(12"x16", colored pencil on Pastelbord)


Alvin Richard said...

This is just beautiful, as the Christmas Season is fastly approaching, it give me a Holiday boost! Love the red & green!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Liz!.... I found your site thru' Todd's wonderful site... so my first visit! I'm a Follower... as of today! Your work is nothing shy of magnificent. Like Tood... "You" have a Realism blended with an honest ambience which goes well beyond photo-realism.

Isn't it strangely wonderful... that despite the geographic distance between artists... that our eyes and souls can be drawn to exact images and feelings... such as winterberries? I always gather them from the swampy areas and fill lovely porcelain stoneware vessels such as the one "You" have depicted here... to bring in the Season here. Beautiful....absolutely beautiful!

Good painting!
Bruce Sherman