I had fun hunting for these vintage Pepsi bottles! I knew I needed 3 to make a pretty painting and they needed to be different. It was just as fun painting them. I LOVE the reflection on the wall in back of them! I'm sure they will come back in future paintings :
10 x 8 Oil on 1,5 inches wood panel I found this tin last summer at my favorite flee market near where I live. They have so many vintage items. I just loved the colour. It spoke to me. The crate, I found last month. It's a canadian butter crate. I've been serching all year for the perfect one and I think this one is beautiful. I took a picture of them in the late afternoon sun as it was going down. It made the colour pop out!
I was trying to photograph Christmas ornements in one of my precious vintage Mason Jar. They were pink balls from my Christmas tree. It was not looking good, or to my liking. I could not figure out what was the problem. Then I thought, what if the colour is what's not right. I loved how the strawberries looked in my last painting so I removed the balls and grabed the first red thing I found which was red ribbons. I seriously just shoved them in the jar and took a picture. I fell in love. I had 200 bad pictures and 1 great one on the first try. Funny how that happens. So there it is: Jar Party!
I love Mason jars! I started collecting them and I'm out of control! This one is a new one... not a collectable. I wanted a small jar and I don't have a see-through one in my collection. I need to fix this soon!!!
BOWS BOWS BOWS!!! That's what I'm obsessing about right now! I adore painting shiny things. The important part is the drawing... then you just kind of do paint by numbers. Every line is a challenge in itself to find the right value! If you don't.. then it doesn't work!
Another Coca-Cola painting! This is one of the bottle I found at a flee market last week. I remember my parents drinking out of these bottles!
But as I started my photo shoot, I realized it needed some reds. I can't paint a Coca Cola painting with no red... or can I?
So I jacked it up (as Monty would say)
Now, after finishing this painting, I went to every store in my area to find pretty bows. Because I found out I love painting shinny bows. And because I can't obsess on one thing for more then a few paintings "bows" are my new obsession. How did Winston Churchill ever painted the same goldfish pond over 500 times? I'll never know!
After 5 Coke bottle, here is 3 coke bottles! I'm having a blast painting these. So much so that I've been antiquing and looking for old Coca-Cola bottles and Pepsi bottles. I'm in no way done with this collection. I know... I know... I never follow through with collections. But there's just so much interesting subjects to paint in this world! But this is my 4th Coke painting. Even if I stop here, I made a small collection!
Here is my original picture
I find it's extremely important to have a good picture when you paint glass. It makes all the difference. I kind of made the liquid colour more see-through. It's the fun part of painting these.
This is my sister in-law/next-door neighbour's cat. I always get to babysit her whenever they go away. I love when they go away ;) I always have picture session with her after I go feed her. How can I not? Look at her! She's just asking to get her picture taken. I painted her on Barn-Wood. It's ready to hang on your wall. I added hooks and a wire in the back.
This is a famous Montreal landmark. Everyone who lives in Montreal can associate with this sign. There was talk about tearing it down for a while but I think it's safe now. I just always loved it! I use Farine Five Roses (It's flour) when I bake because of this sign. There use to be the word "Flour" under "Five Roses" but it was taken down after a new lawpassed to preserve our french language. No comments... But you can see where the structure is made to hold another word. It looks great in the dark also... It all lights up!
I love painting this dress! It's just the right blue. I also wanted to include a lantern I just found at an Antique store near my house. I've been collecting lots of old stuff lately. Again, I painted on an old piece of barn wood I purchased at "La Grangerie" a store that sells recycle barn wood.
Kit Kats are my favorite chocolate bars. They are also red and I love to paint red. I hate to paint backgrounds so this was a treat for me! I like this cluster painting arrangement thing. The only thing is that they are lot of work!!! But the final result is so worth it! I haven't been painting in a while because I seem to have become allergic to Acrylic paint. I know!!! So I had to stop for a while. But oil seems to be fine so I was able to finish this one with oil! So no more Acrylic for a while. I'll try again later. I love oil a lot better anyways but Acrylic is great to do the lettering... I'll have to adjust.
This is the first Mason jar that I paint. I love Mason jars. I ordered these online because they don't seem to exist in Montreal... I've look everywhere for the Ball ones and could not find any anywhere. People who don't share the obsession for Mason jars can't understand how exiting it is when the Purolator brings you 3 dozen carton of them! I may even attempt to make jam this year! So here it is. The blue one! The best one ;)
I never understood that little wooden articulated doll that all artist use to paint the human form. I've had one since I started painting because... well... you need one if you're serious about being a real artist right? All it did was confused me! So I just had the best idea! Barbie can be my model! I spent about 1 hour at Toys r us choosing mine. I wanted blond Barbie but I could not leave without this latino Barbie! She's so pretty! So here it is! From my first photoshoot with Barbie. I had way too much fun. My daughter never played with Barbies (They freaked her out) so I had not dressed or combed Barbie's hair since 1984! I thought I would add the real picture just for fun
I asked my daughter what I should name this painting and she said "Jam". Because it's a fruit and it has lot's of sugar and that's the definition of Jam. So there you have it. I'm having a lot of fun painting red things! And somehow I think this falls into the "trompe l'oeuil" category again. Notice the reflection of the sliced tomato in the bottle! Next? Skittles!