Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Spirits, 6x6 Inch Original Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald

SOLD
My Challenge Group this month had the topic of "Spirit".  I've had a tough time getting reference images from my old computer to my new one to print out.  I first thought of "Holiday Spirit", and I have a photo of a really cool antique red truck, absolutely covered in white lights.  Also I have a nice photo of a heart shaped cloud in the sky at the beach, it showed up on a day when I had a 'spiritual' question.  However technical difficulties left me in my studio today, the day the painting is due.. with nothing.  I DO have, in my studio, these bottles, left from when I was painting cocktails!  They're 'spirits' of a sort.  I had a BLAST painting the 3 colors of glass (in my mind 'clear' is a color), and let's toss in a martini glass just to make it harder!  
Well, it certainly does ignite a craving of sorts for a perfect martini!  I'm going to see if I can get anyone to make one for me tonight.... :)
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19 comments:

  1. Kelley, I think your composition made for a very clever interpretation. It's also very contemporary. Fabulous job on the reflections.

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  2. Great job, Kelly! I really like how you handled the transparency of the various bottles and the martini glass. The green reflections in that glass are very nice! Terrific composition too--I love the cropping!

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  3. ooo nice clear colors and glass well done!

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  4. This is great! Snappy, colourful, strong. Challenging to be sure, with all the glass and various tones, but it is fabulously done!

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  5. Love the blues & greens in this piece, Kelley. You clever girl! I have to go now & make a martini.

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  6. Love it - I crave one too! Did you get your martini Kelley?
    One question - did the Donut War force you to drink?

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  7. I love your spirit. Wonderful color, compositon and glass reflections kelley. Well done.

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  8. Kelley, Your website is so much fun! We can all come here for no calorie sweets in the morning and then come back for happy hour later! LOVE the gorgeous colored bottles! Great job.

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  9. :) Susan you are so funny! The donut war drove me to paint some glass, that's for sure!!! You are Queen of the frosting, still!

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  10. Darn, it's too late (school tomorrow) for me to pour myself my favorite Martini, at least I get to enjoy your super-fantastic-wonderful-gorgeous-perfect painting!! Love, love, love this painting!

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  11. very nice set up, it tells a kind of recipe story :)

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  12. Really nice, Kelley. I guess I am not the only one who likes it...I see it is sold. Congratulations!

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  13. Is it a bad sign that I recognize each of those bottles? Great job and congratulations on the sale!

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  14. This is an absolutely fabulous painting. The colors are fantastic and the composition delightful. I, too, would love a martini.

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  15. This looks like it would make for a fun night! Love those colors.

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  16. Beautifully strong and loose, Kelley.

    Suddenly I'm in the mood for a martini.

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  17. Just found you today. Love the spirits and bagels. Now, that would make an interesting meal! Keep it up! Marcy

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