Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Work in Progress and a Weekend Show



This piece should be finished and framed in time for the "Art at Marrett" show this weekend. I'm calling this one Onion: Past Her Prime. More and more, I am inspired by the undeniable beauty of things that are slightly worn, over-ripe, chipped, patched, or gone-to-seed. You have to admit, for an onion that a few days later, went to her final rest in the compost, she's looking quite striking here!

Appropriately, the upcoming show is in the barn at the historic Marrett House in Standish, Maine. I will be happily surrounded by antiquity!

6 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

That's so pretty! The folds in the fabric are sumptuous! Beautiful painting!

Elizabeth A Patterson said...

Thank you, Katherine! Of course, that fabric is pretty old and worn... and it makes those sumptuous folds... another example of the beauty of age!

Sadeu said...

its art is wonderful, Elizabeth : )

Elizabeth A Patterson said...

Thank you so much, Sadeu!

conservativelybohemian said...

She is indeed beautiful, that onion. Gorgeous red skin, green shoots...sigh. Well done on the tablecloth and cream pitcher too, Liz!

Teresa Mallen said...

Just getting caught up on my blog reading - hope the show was a great success! A lovely piece and yes the beauty of age, applies to humans too right? :-)