Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Reflecting Orange"

I know it has been awhile since I've posted...and painted. I went to Germany to visit my daughter, son-in-law and babu, Max. Also, we all went to Octoberfest in Munich. What a scene! I like a beer occasionally during the hot weather, but wouldn't consider myself a fan of the brew. But the beer was great. A little sweet and light to taste. My little grandson was the main attraction, though, and I just couldn't get enough of him. I took a sketchbook thinking I might do a few gestural drawings, but that didn't happen. I was too busy playing. 
So, I'm back to the daily routine of this and that and finally got a few hours to paint today. I've painted this little orange pitcher only once before and find it a little challenging. The setup is resting on a sheet of foil for some interesting reflections, but then I excluded most of the foreground. Duh! I'm going to work with this again with just switching the pitcher for a pink plastic cup. We'll see how it goes.
By the way, I have a ton of new things to paint if I can just get past the difficult task of doing a setup. Definitely the most difficult task of painting is doing a creative setup, for me. Anyone else feel that way?


Julia said...

Kathryn, welcome back. It's nice to have a change of scenery once in a while and it's also nice to come back to the familiar. I'm glad that you had a nice visit with family in Germany.
You are so skillful with the brush stroke. JB

martinealison said...

Je suis heureuse de te retrouver parmi nous... la reprise est toujours un peu difficile... tant de choses à vouloir peindre... et on ne peut pas tout faire en une seule fois!
Cette dernière peinture semble bien venir... Tes couleurs sont puissantes et j'aime ça!
Gros bisous et à très bientôt

susan jenkins said...

Well hello! I did wonder what had happened to you! What a wonderful trip and seeing your grand baby, I know what fun that is!
Love your new painting, love the orange color, so bold! Nothing wrong with your set ups, always pleasing!!
xx Susan

dulcy said...

Hey Kathryn..... So glad you're back! Wow! German.. That's quite a challenge, but you're a gal of many talents. Love this little orange pitcher. I'm wanting to do rocks in water, but need to get to the river for the right photo to work from. Can't wait to see what you do next!


pete said...

Yeah, I never know what to draw. My sketchbook is filled with drawings of coffee cups and drinking glasses (what is generally in front of me all the time) for this reason. Just like my iPhone photo album is full of pictures of our cats.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Your pitch is warm and deep great work! It does feel good to keep your brush active.

If you have time I would love pop by.

:-} Lorraine