Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Antique Silver Creamer"

Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD.

Another new still life item. This looked medieval to me. Also, for whatever reason, when you touch this creamer your skin picks up some sort of funk on it. The silver doesn't have an odor by its self but if you touch it your hand will smell. Weird.


Anonymous said...

you have the ability to give your inanimate subjects a personality of their own. this creamer stands proud, tall, and stately. great work.

nancy said...

Your creamer probably still has some silver polish residue, I wash my silver in soap and water after cleaning. Love the painting.

Anonymous said...

i love the confident strokes of colour in your paintings. there is such a freshness about this painting. r.

Anita said...

Very nice Michael.

David Malan said...

Hey Michael, thanks for the compliment especially form such a good artist as yourself. You've got a really appealing mix of Niel Hollingsworth and Karen Jurick in you still life work. It is especially interesting to see how much your work has improved over the time of this blog.
I also wanted to say that most recent pencil portrait is fantastic, I think you should update the drawings website with the great newer work.
Thanks again.

John Vander Stelt said...

Nice work! May I ask what colors you are using on your palette to create your "silver"? I tend to often use Prussian blue, raw umber and titanium white. I like the tone of yours.

Dean Grey said...

Hello Mike!

My first comment on your blog!

I'd love to comment on all your past work but due to time constraints I just have to start at the most recent ones on up.

At first glance, this looked like a portrait piece....if that makes sense. Like the creamer just posed for the camera.

Nice composition and super strong execution!

Love the muted gray-green background. The silver looks like, well, real silver. Great job with that.

And lastly, you cleverly snuck some warm tones on the back end of the creamer itself. It all just pops.

Really nice job on this one.