Friday, September 10, 2010

Beautiful Oil Cans

Never in a million years would I have dreamed to put the words "beautiful" and "oil can" together.  But now I have, because they are. 

My husband and I were at a local Swapper's Day (think of it as an over sized garage sale) and I came upon a table with these oil cans for sale.  They were arranged just as you see them in the painting and the sun was hitting them just right to cast these wonderful shadows.

I still have a bit more detail work to do as well as building up darker values.  I chose an analogous color scheme of sap green, cobalt blue, and winsor violet.  I hope to finish this one within a day or two.


  1. Those are wonderful! I love finding beauty in the most unexpected ways! :)

  2. It's a beautiful watercolor! It reminds me of a famous italian painter, Giorgio Morandi... the game of blues, greens and violets is charming!

  3. Can't wait to see the flourishing beauty of the oil cans :)

    Thank you Gretchen. You see a lot of details in simple things.


  4. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

  5. Karsten....I've been trying to find subject matter that may not be attractive sitting on your counter at home, but might be beautiful painted and hanging on a wall in your home. Cristina...very flattering to have my painting remind you of Giorgio Morandi. I "googled" his work and I love it. Thank you!
    Irina...I can't wait to finish them...keep checking back. Thanks again.

  6. I love unusual things that an artist has made beautiful! These are great and looking forward to a few finishing touches.



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