Monday, August 07, 2006

Coffee Cup Embroidered Napkin

What was meant to be a quick and easy oil painting took a bit longer than I had anticipated, with all it's details. But it was fun to do, trying to look, look again, study, squint, what color IS that shadow anyway, and see as many colors as i could. I did it in pencil on the canvas first, and spray fixed the drawing to avoid the graphite smudges, which worked well. I'm not sure about the bright background; I might still change that, maybe something duller? Any ideas? Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

Teri C said...

It's beautiful Nel. I love it the way it is! Gosh, you do such excellent work! I love looking around here.

Tami said...

Nel, I think the dark backgorund makes the napkin POP! I don't think I would change any thing! It is stunning! I am still learning to "see" all the colors that make up an image. Thanks for the squinting tip, I will try that one too!

Lin said...

Nel -- One could pick up this cup and sip the beverage just from the photo!! It's STUNNING!! Rich colors, richer shadows!! Every curve of the cup exquisite!! BRAVA!!!

Kay Cox said...

You met the challenge of the shadows with great skill. This is lovely.

Linda T said...

Wow, this is nice. I love the reflection of the cup and saucer on the table.

Shelly McC said...

Some gorgeous work here at your blog recently. Luv the dragonfly and this gorgeous cup!

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