Thursday, June 18, 2009

Electric Kettle

Electric Kettle
oil on canvas
6'' x 6"

I picked up this electric tea kettle on ebay a while back, and took a bunch of photographs, but haven't got around to painting it until now. I've selected a few good compositions from that lot for larger paintings, but thought I'd debut it here on ebay as a six by six. As you can see the kettle has this great dome shape, perfect for reflecting its' surroundings. Plus it has a wonderful decoesque handle. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I think this is a good start, and I'm looking forward to painting it again on a larger scale down the line. If you'd like to bid on this piece, you can take part in the auction by clicking here.


Pierre Raby said...

Perfect little piece Neil! Quiet-elegant & dramatic. Enjoyed your skull too.

Mary Bullock said...

Neil - how come your reflection is not shown in the tea kettle?

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks Pierre, and to answer your question Mary, I place the camera on a tripod with the timer set, so I can exit the scene before the shutter trips.

Carolina said...

Very beautiful painting, and so original... all those reflections are something to talk about for long... congratulations!
Best regards,