Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Vice" Grip-Vise Grips

Close ups

Oil on 6x6 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to The You Know the Drill Challenge at DPW posted by Eileen McCoy.
Eileen said: You've got them in your studio/workshop: drills, hammers, pliers, screw drivers. Compose your own dynamic composition.

Vise grips getting a grip on vice.......
To me, a nice glass of Merlot is a great vice.
In order to prevent a drinking problem, i.e. dropping the drink, a pair of vise grips could be employed to get a secure grip on your vice. The danger is, this could crush the glass and cause a worse problem than ever. :lol: :lol:

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

John 2:9 the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”


  1. You are a brave man to work through your vices/vises where the whole world can see. My favorite part of this painting is that splash of reflected red light on the grips. Nicely done!


  2. Love the way you think Dean! I also love the way you show the wine away from the glass on the top right side of the glass. It lends to the thickness of the glass itself and when combined with light plays tricks on the eyes. Well done!

  3. Hi there Dean!... What a "gripping" visual study... and message this one presents! HA HA!!

    A very clever concept... and composition... carried out with your usual aplomb and colour!

    Loved it! A gem Dean!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards

  4. I love the reflection of the wine in the grips! Excellent (and unusual!)painting

  5. I love this painting: red, blue and coldness of the metal to call to order ... but the temptation is great!

  6. Interesting composition. Nice painting Dean.

  7. Thanks, Don! The bit of red light on the grips is what I was after from the start! Glad you noticed. :)

  8. Light on glass is always fascinating...Thanks, Sherry!

  9. Thank you for the kind comment, Bruce! Always a pleasure to read your writing!

  10. Pam..."Vise-ually great!" Lol!

  11. Thanks, Viviane...The coldness of steel and the warmth of wine!!

  12. Hi, Tim...Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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