Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bottle Tops

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 5.25"x9" SOLD

I took this photo at my parents house a couple weekends ago. After the block-in stage of the painting, I stepped back and accessed the painting and decided that I needed to really tighten up the bottles or the painting just wasn't going to make it. I'm glad I put the extra time into this one because I really like the outcome.


Unknown said...

Nice painting. Like the brushwork in the background, nice compliment to the quieter brushwork in the bottles.

Linda Popple said...

I really like this painting. It is a great composition and also, is very painterly. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your current work.

Chris said...

Hi Michael;

Love your paintings. I look forward to them each day. Quick question: how do you photograph them? The photos always look so vibrant. Thanks; Keep up the good work'

Seraffyn said...

So do I!

Your paintings inspire my photography, in that I find myself thinking about the compositions you've used when I'm framing something up in camera. Thank you!

Dean Grey said...

Very elegant looking, Mike!

I'm intrigued by the blocky background too! It's a nice contrast from the curvy bottles.