Monday, November 20, 2006

Silver Plate


oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

sold

Tonight it's reflection rather than refraction, again. This time its' a couple of silver plated pieces from my shiny collection. Our kitchen is visible in the kettle.

I'll be painting "studies" in the coming weeks to test some ideas for larger paintings I plan to use for a show at Twinhouse in January 2007. Since I intend to use a square format for all of the paintings in that show, I felt the six by six size I've been using for my auctions would be a good platform to experiment with theme and composition.


12 comments:

Johnnie Scoutten said...

oh! even better than the last coffee pots... if that's possible.

Anonymous said...

Truly amazing work!

Anonymous said...

They look wonderful! How come you didn't put yourself in the reflection?

Anonymous said...

These studies are absolutely stunning! I will have to make a point to get by Twinhouse in January to see your larger pieces as well.

aw said...

Gorgeous! I want to walk into that little reflection...am looking for something in the scene like a little dog or a child peeking around the doorframe...

Jeane Nevarez said...

As usual, your mastery of reflective surfaces astounds me. I feel as if I looked hard enough, I could see my face in there.

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks everybody. I've painted that little fat kettle - I don't know how many times. I love that "fish eye" view of the world. I'm not sure exactly why I leave myself out, but I erase myself from the composition everytime.

Anonymous said...

One can get lost in this piece. Stunning!

amber said...

Fantastic truely admirable
I think I have the same silver water jug:) bet i couldn't paint it like that though

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Mark Oberndorf said...

Neil,
You astound me every day!! THANK YOU!
Mark

lisagloria said...

Great post! The pots are smooth and wonderful. Super execution! Your work inspires me every time.