Monday, May 16, 2011

Anchor Hocking Green, 6x6 Inches, OIl


Sorry for the lack of posts last week - every once in a while you just need to step back, you know?  On Friday I went to the Brimfield Fair - it was my first time - and I was in Prop Heaven, I tell you!  My favorite 'fields' were the ones where the tents had a little of a rough look to them, not too polished, no entire sets of highly polished items.  For example, there were six of these cups - the woman clearly wanted to sell them as a set, but she kindly let me buy just one.  If I bought entire sets of all my cups, etc - I'd fill my whole studio!  This was a challenge because usually when I paint something green it's foliage  - something from nature.  And there were so MANY greens in this glass -it was so fun to paint.  And, also, it was square-ish.  Why do I torture myself?  I hope I made it look square-ish :) Pin It

24 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Nostalgia!
    I grew up in Lancaster, Ohio, birthplace of Anchor Hocking (on the Hocking River). Anchor employed nearly everyone in town and everybody's kitchen cupboard was filled with Anchor glass.

    You captured the green perfectly, Kelley!

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  2. You really got the transparency of the green. The spoon is great too.

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  3. You really captured the glass, the square-ishness, and the green of the Anchor Hocking glass. Love the way you put the spoon in it. Must have been fun looking at all the great stuff at the Fair!.

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  4. Its great you you captured this- the background works great too!

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  5. You definitely squared this green cup. Marvelous job of painting all the greens and capturing the cup's translucency!

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  6. Yes it does appear square-ish, no worries. What a great green, so very luscious. Glad you a had a little break!

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  7. Yes, it does look square-ish, and I love all the shades of green. You nailed it.

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  8. And you did kelley - it's hip to be squared!
    Fun props.

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  9. Excellent job, Kelley! Square-ish, indeed, and all those luscious greens, plus that deep blue background, and I love the highlights on the rim of the cup ... beautiful!

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  10. Enhorabuena. Los brillos y la transparencia es perfecta.

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  11. Kelley, You did a great job with the squareness, and the whole painting! That look likes a very ticky color to work with! Beautiful!

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  12. Kelley, You did a great job with the squareness, and the whole painting! That look likes a very ticky color to work with! Beautiful!

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  13. I love the way you've captured the transparency of the glass ~ and beautifully square-ish! Sounds like a lovely place to fossick for props, and very kind of that nice lady. Your artworks are gorgeous! Thanks for saying Hi over at my place.

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  14. An amazing likeness of the original. And yes - it looks square and translucent.

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  15. Kelley,
    Wonderful job on this! "Kelly green" and transparent- almost like the jellies:) This is fabulous- gorgeous greens and those are tough! Awesome on the squaredness. Extra points for the transparency and that spoon! Oh my!! Love this.

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  16. Nice job Kelley! I love the transparency and highlights. Your brushstrokes are great!

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  17. Hey Kelley,
    Yes1 It is perfectly "squarish"
    and very green... Sooo Irish & sooo St. Patrick's day or for the month of May - very emerald! Great capture of the color and mood...

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  18. This piece reads so well Kelley. A fun green too!

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  19. oh, I just love the intensity of color! And that background is brilliant!

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  20. I really like!
    You nailed 'square-ish.
    I have a photo of a square bowl that my granddaughter made...I will send it to you...think you will like the colors!
    xoxoxo cd

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  21. Brimfield is the place. Great greens!

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  22. Very dramatic! Love the transparent green!

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