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Art of the Day: Monday February 14, 2011

Wine Bottles, Book and Glasses

- by Heather Sims

This week's theme: Glass

There is something captivating about glass. It's useful, it's beautiful - it's really quite magical. Artists are not immune to the fascination of glass and often seek to capture it's special quality in their art. It was a given that the EBSQ galleries would yield many works of art to choose from for a week of glass themed art. It was a certainty that selecting only seven would be a challenge. However, what was not expected was the abundance of art utilizing glass, either in media or subject, that the galleries yielded. Because of this wealth of art, Art of the Day will be revisiting glass as a theme several times in the next six weeks. This week, we start the journey with glass depicted in paint, ink and scratchboard.

Art: Wine Bottles, Book and Glasses by Artist Heather Sims
This is my rip of Muriel Areno. I was inspired by Muriel's "National Geographic" still life painting. I loved seeing the distortions of the words on the magazines from the water in the glass. My first thoughts in setting up this still life were to do a very similar set up, but I didn't have such pretty magazines. :D. I decided instead of setting up with magazines that I'd paint the water glass set in front of a wine bottle and liked how I could see the label of the bottle showing through the water glass.

The flowers were picked from outside. Ok, I started this still life inspired by Muriel this summer, so my entry now is for the "Better Late than Never Show". :).

This painting was so fun and challenging to paint! I look forward to sending this to Muriel! Thanks Muriel for partnering with me!

Enjoy! :)

Link to Muriels painting:

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Wine Bottles, Book and Glasses

Painting continues on sides

Detail Image for art Wine Bottles, Book and Glasses



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