Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shining Individuals-Still Life

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This is my contribution to this week's DPW Reflections Challenge. The challenge was issued by the very accomplished artist, Abbey Ryan. In her challenge, Abbey says:"pay particular attention to your excitement about the reflections. Once you find something that catches your eye, use your painting time to make a visual inquiry about the nature of reflections."

With that in mind, I chose the bottle of olive oil, the mixing bowl, and my favorite dark ruby red glass salt/pepper shaker. Each has it's own individual reflective qualities. In assigning personalities to them, the grouping reminded me of a group of bright folks...each contributing to the conversation.

Galatians 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever.


  1. Love this Dean. The objects have a wonderful sense of volume, and the reflections are magnificent!

  2. Une salière mise en scène et en lumière grâce aux objets de son environnement... et à son auteur talentueux qui en est son admirateur...
    De belles couleurs...
    gros bisous.

  3. What a nice crop of reflections and colors, Dean. Your handling of silver is just so perfect!

  4. The ruby glass shaker takes centre stage here! I loved the toned-down colors of the shaker,Dean!

  5. you are great at reflections! Well, let's face it, you're great at everything

  6. Hi there Dean!... This piece really is a "shining" example of your creative compositional abilities... with wonderful texture and well-balanced color.

    Heck... might as well throw in your sharp wit and great conversational skills as the kickers!

    An all-around gem Dean!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,


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