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Orchidacea
01-11-2008, 11:09 AM
This is part one of a pair...the second one is on the easel now. It's a weird size: 4.5 x 18 inches. Assorted softies on Wallis Museum.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jan-2008/41088-VaseI.jpg

Dougwas
01-11-2008, 11:35 AM
Another winner Kim. I really like the reflections in the table and the reflection in the vase. Great job.

Doug

Doodlebug1967
01-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Fabulous painting. I can almost reach out and touch that lace tatting and the reflections are so darn realistic I thought it was a photo at first glance. The wood looks freshly polished. Love the format, it works really well with this subject matter. A+!

Ronda

CindyW
01-11-2008, 01:35 PM
Really neat, Kim! I LOVE the verticle here...each section is a study in surface....reflection of wood, glass, distortion of object and color, and texture....
(and a very very successful way to use up that bit of Wallis left over, too!)
Very nice!
Cindy

water girl
01-11-2008, 01:59 PM
Kim, when I see your name, I know that it will be another great post. You have not disappointed. Great reflections and beautiful job on the lace.

Diana_pastels
01-11-2008, 02:12 PM
Kim, when I see your name, I know that it will be another great post.

I, too, love to look at your posts. As always, your glasswork is fabulous. And the table-wow.
Diana

Paulinwa
01-11-2008, 02:18 PM
outstanding:clap:

Donna T
01-11-2008, 02:43 PM
I absolutely love this! The long format is so interesting, like a slice of a still life. Can't wait to see its partner.

Donna

SweetBabyJ
01-11-2008, 02:45 PM
masterful

Donna A
01-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Hi, Kim! This is an utterly gorgeous painting! And what a strikingly wonderful concept and composition! Love the way you move from darks at top and bottom to lights in the mid-area---and in such different ways. A delicious variety of shapes and edges! A very exciting painting to look at! And very much looking forward to what's on the easel, now! :-) Donna ;-}

purpleheather
01-11-2008, 03:18 PM
My goodness, it's incredible!!

Please, please, please show us work-in-progress on your next one!!!

blessings
Anne

Orchidacea
01-11-2008, 05:19 PM
Thanks to everyone for your comments! You are all extremely kind and give me such a boost. I thank you all for your insight.

Ronda--that's my mother's table, so of course it is freshly polished :) (Her house is like a still-life setup warehouse--she has so many beautiful things!)

Anne--I will do a WIP soon, but I don't have time yet. I have to pound out a couple more paintings for a February show, then I'll have a little breather before my next one in June. I promise I'll do a WIP during my "breather". (I have a bit of a Photoshop addiction, so I can't trust myself to start taking lots of photos while I'm on such a tight schedule, LOL.)

tURBOCAT
01-11-2008, 06:00 PM
Wow on this one. Great cropping!!

Pinecone Conniff
01-11-2008, 08:05 PM
Very cool weird size!...Fabulous!

Annette

fiannah
01-11-2008, 10:25 PM
fabulous kim, i too would love to see a WIP one of these days :)

Gail V
01-11-2008, 11:17 PM
I like the depth in this painting - very realistic. Fantastic job in rendering the glass, lace and reflection. OK, I guess that would be everyting!! Love this!

mrking
01-11-2008, 11:49 PM
outstanding

BabyBeeb
01-12-2008, 01:02 AM
Gotta love the cropping on this. I'm waiting with baited breath to see it's companion!
b

maw-t
01-12-2008, 01:39 AM
So AMAZING... How in the world do you do it? Looks SOOooo real!

bchlvr
01-12-2008, 09:19 AM
Love it!

Merethe T
01-12-2008, 09:58 AM
Brilliant! Lol, you and me are on the same path these days, I've got a painting in this format right now! ;) This is a wonderful painting in every way, I like the subject, the close crop and the composition - working very well!! Can't wait to see the next piece.....

Merethe

Todd Flaming
01-12-2008, 10:41 AM
Kim,
Wow!!!! what a wonderful composition. You are truly masterful in your still life painting. I have one tiny question- Does the vase have an etching on it or is that a small leaf at the bottom of the vase. My eye seems to be drawn to that point. I dont know if anybody else sees it that way or not. Love your work and look forward to your wip to come.
Todd

Pat Isaac
01-12-2008, 11:31 AM
Stunning, Kim and such an interesting crop. You are a master of glass!

Pat

bnoonan
01-12-2008, 11:40 AM
Kim - it's unlike most still lifes (in keeping with your style) which I appreciate so very much.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the first to sell.... Just because it's so intriguing a crop.

Kudos! Barb

rhapsodyerin
01-12-2008, 02:38 PM
What a beautiful painting; and such wonderful colors. I love the crop and all the reflections. Great work:clap:

*Marina*
01-12-2008, 02:45 PM
Fantastic Kim, curious to see the second one.

Dot Hoffman
01-12-2008, 04:50 PM
Wonderful...so realistic. The reflections on the polished wood are exquisite! So is the doily. Beautiful work!

Orchidacea
01-12-2008, 10:17 PM
Thanks again, everyone!

Todd, you're seeing the reflection of the doily on the bottom of the vase. That one leaf-shaped one could probably be less prominent, as you can't see that part of the doily. However, this is already at the framer's, so it's out of my hands :)

Nancy Leone
01-17-2008, 02:53 PM
Great crop. I'ld love to see the 2 pieces together!

Orchidacea
01-17-2008, 10:42 PM
Thanks, Nancy :)

I posted the two together in the other thread.