Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Commission of Jack & Coke, Oil, 6x8


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I have one brushstroke left on this - the center-right part of the rim - as it stands it looks like the glass has a chip in it... actually there was a light reflection along the dark bit of background that shows through the glass.  I'll put it in tomorrow - the paint was so wet and slippery nothing would stay down!  I was tearing my hair out over the Coke, and thought I had it (ice and all) and I asked my DH to come look (I wanted him to say "Great!  You're done!"  But instead, to my surprise he said "You got it!  Except you need to put in the bubbles!"  Huh?  I said, then I looked, and yup.... there were tiny bubbles coming up in vertical streams!  If you're wondering why the whiskey bottle is still full, yet this is supposed to be a 'Jack & Coke' - I'll admit... I used a nip so I could leave the bottle full!
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15 comments:

  1. Kelley, You are awesome! Such a wonderful painting and you nailed it! I have watched your paintings get better and better and more and more complex over the last year. Your skill amazes me!

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  2. Kelley - you are one brave woman. The crystal from the other day was like climbing Everest. And the type you've painted on your bottles - wow. That's hard. This painting is terrific too. I can taste it. The Coke looks like Coke and your lime is divine : )

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  3. Okay should we be worried about you. I have some friends in AA if you need to talk.

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  4. Ha! Betty Ann you are too funny! Actually - the unopened bottle of JD will go to the gentleman who commissioned it - I can't even tolerate the smell of whiskey! Now if it were Hendricks Gin we were talking about, that's another story ;).

    No, sweetie, my vice is ... chocolate!

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  5. Kelley, this is sooo good! The little bubbles are terrific and that lime - wow! Exellent!!

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  6. Kelley, I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said, but... this is amazing!!! I particularly love the reflected colors of the drink in the bottom of the glass.

    And I hear you on the chocolate!

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  7. Very NICE and I can't say enough about the way you paint labels. Also, I don't think limes are your nemesis any more!

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  8. I agree with everyone else, it looks great! I think we tend to be over critical of our own work in general.

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  9. As always, your glass is great. I really like the lime wedge.

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  10. kelley you are amazing! The lime looks totally real! you are leaving me in the dust! I need a drink!

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  11. Wow...great job! You are the master of effervescence. I can hear those bubbles fizzing.

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  12. Kelley, this turned out great!

    I think the darker backgrounds are making your work pop and come to life that much more IMHO.

    You did a really great job on the tiny details too!

    -Dean

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