August 17, 2010

Boldbrush Fav 15% Winner

Just Peachy (20 x 16 dry pastel) sold

Hi, and welcome new readers. Thank you all for stopping by!  I just wanted to pop in to do a little braggin' on an older piece that made it in to the FAV 15% of the BoldBrush competition for August.

about the painting...Setting up a fruit bowl just never occurred to me while contemplating my next still life painting. I was headed to my studio to "set something up" when I spotted one of our end tables being drenched in light from the rising sun. I grabbed a peach (yummmm) and my favorite basket and got to work trying out several arrangements before settling on this one. 

I chose this one, not realizing how much work I had set myself up for by including the basket! Now, I think I know where the phrase "basket-case" really comes from. A fun part of this still life is that my husband made the table top from a piece of wood my dad gave him and the table legs are pieces of driftwood from the beach in front of our home (on Whidbey Island). They drifted on to our yard, looking for a new home...

Well, I'm heading back to my seascape. Cheers, all, and happy painting!

12 comments:

  1. Sandy, this is stunning!! And congratulations on your position in the competition! So well deserved. Your work is just amazing. The history of the table makes this painting even more incredible.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your incredibly generous comments.

    So looking forward to your seascape.

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  2. Wonderful painting of beautiful objects, I am not suprised it was a favourite on Bold Brush.

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  3. Hi Sandy,

    Beautiful work! How nice that the table was made by your husband. The basket - Wow! How did you not go crazy. It is so detailed. The peach looks delicious.

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  4. Congratulations on competition, the painting is really worth it. I love the patterns you got to play with and treatment of the bluish peach fuzz. Wonderful work!

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  5. Wonderful and congratulations! I did a few still life pieces in past years that included woven baskets and every time I kicked myself for it...so much intense concentration to make that weaving look right!

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  6. Congratulations, Sandy!

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  7. This is beautiful-congratulations!! Wow, you were so brave taking on this basket. My attention span would not have lasted. I can't wait to see what you post next!

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  8. Muy buenos tus trabajos , me gustan...!!!Felicidades!!!.
    te sigo y te volvere a visitar.Un saludo

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  9. Congratulations! I've always been in awe of this painting.

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  10. This is just brilliant Sandy! I don't know how you do it - Your pastels are so realistic! I love the table too :0)

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  11. Lovely painting. The peach glows and your patience with the basket was well rewarded.

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  12. Thank you so much, Shirley. I apologize for not seeing your comment earlier; I appreciate your note.

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