Thursday, August 28, 2008


Porcelain and Copper

When I left off work yesterday, I naively assumed that I'd be able to finish the copper piece and the slate tiles in a few hours, and then move on to the next painting.


The porcelain, which at first glance has a lot more detail, was actually the easiest part to paint (excluding the black background, obviously). The copper has so many fine gradations, and the highlights were so complicated, that it was simply much more work than I anticipated. It was a very long day.

The most fun turned out to be the slate tiles the objects are resting on. I included these in another recent painting, and found the time spent delving into some of the textural details almost self-indulgent.

I'll take a final photo and offer it on eBay probably over the weekend.

6 comments: said...

Well, at the end of the day you have a beautiful piece - a lot more than many of us can say.

Ed Terpening said...

Amazing work, Jeff.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

This piece is just FANTASTIC!!!!

A Reason to Paint said...

Love that little glimmer of light on the jug and that gleam from the copper is superb.

Laurel Knight said...

your work is inspiring....keeps us all humble and working hard!!

Linda said...

Amazing artwork, blown away by it.