Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Still Life with Vintage Pie Bird and Cherries


This little pie bird belonged to my Mom.  No cherry pie seems quite complete without it.  It is one of my favorite treasures.

I hope you are having a great week!

10 comments:

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Beautiful Darla and great composition! I love your still lifes with the dark backgrounds!

Darla McDowell said...

Hey, thanks, Karen! They are really fun to paint, but I have so much trouble photographing them. I am camera challenged, lol. I hope you are having a great summer!

Linda Nickles said...

You capture the beautiful contrast of darks and lights so well, Darla. Another stunning painting!

Darla McDowell said...

You're so sweet, Linda. Thank you! :)

Page Railsback said...

I agree..you are a master at dark backgrounds..Hey what is a pie bird?

Amanda Bilson said...

Great painting. I like the composition and the dark background really makes the light areas pop.

hmuxo said...

A beautiful piece, Darla!! The dark background brings out this gorgeous piece!! I love it!!!!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, girls. Your sweet comments always make my day! :)

Page, the ceramic pie bird is placed in the center of a two-crust pie to vent the steam. It looks big in this painting, but it is only a few inches tall. Usually, the little head is the only thing peeking out of the crust. So cute!

Azra said...

What a wonderful painting Darla!! Love the luminosity of the cherries against the bird! What a wonderful memory of your mother!!

Darla McDowell said...

Hi, Azra! Thank you! :)