Monday, March 29, 2010

Jack Is Beautiful! 6x8, Oil

I have a commission to paint Jack Daniel's, Coke and lime... and so I set it up, sketched it in, poured in the whiskey, and.... couldn't pour in the Coke - the color of the whiskey was so beautiful.  This is from someone who can hardly stand the smell of it!  I refrained from adding the Coke for this one painting, just because the liquid in the bottom of the Waterford Crystal glass was like a golden jewel. 

 First I was saying "AUGHHH!  Crazy woman - how on earth can this be painted!"  Then the OTHER voice in my head showed up saying "Oh, calm down.  Anything can be painted.  What do you SEE?"  And my breathing slowed and I just concentrated on exactly what I saw, without over-thinking or actually even drawing all those 'cuts' in the glass.  And the liquid in that bottle was so FUN to paint!

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20 comments:

  1. Great choice to paint it at this stage! Its just beautiful!

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  2. Kelley, Oh so beautiful! The chrystal is fab! And the bottle!

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  3. Nicely done, Kelley and the crystal is great! My favorite drink minus the coke...

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  4. Amazing! As soon as I saw it I said, "Waterford!"

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  5. Slam Bangin'
    the glass is fabulous but the LABEL is no small FEAT!
    Whoa.

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  6. Jack is beautiful, especially when portrayed by your brush. I loved the "take a deep breath and paint what you see" part--it always works best!

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  7. Incredible job on the crystal! And I'm so glad you made the choice to leave out the coke. That warm Whiskey gold/amber is so gorgeous reflected in the facets of the glass. I like the way the bottle is reflected there as well. Just amazing work!

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  8. This is a great painting. The colors, the glass, all of it!

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  9. Nice job! I like the light in the Waterford crystal glass and the painterly depiction of the bottle.

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  10. Kelley, Stunning! I love the brown and black together. I can't imagine painting anything so intricate! You did an outstanding job on the crystal! Congrats! Maybe Jack Daniels, or Waterford, would be interested...

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  11. Wow Kelley, I am so impressed with your ability to capture just enough information but not too much...I don't like whiskey either, but this is beautiful!

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  12. sounds like a meditation. I find whiskey is a good focusing agent. Seriously though- the painting looks extremely challenging but you really puled it off! You CAN paint anything!

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  13. JD...baby!! I can't stand it either but I have to say that the painting is terrific!! I'm just lovin' on the cocktail series!!

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  14. The Waterford is beautifully painted! And the bottle of Jack Daniels could not have been easy. The colors in the whiskey are lovely - glad you decided to stop at this point. Like the background you chose, too.

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  15. I could use a shot of that right now.

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  16. You guys are HYSTERICAL! I actually darkened the right side of the background today - got some yellow into the mix for the black yesterday and it was way too light.

    AND another 'Jack' later this week!

    THANK YOU for all your comments - you mean the world to me!

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  17. Wonderful painting and awesome of you to see what a vision that whiskey was in that crystal glass. You rock!

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