Thursday, August 22, 2013

Amber Mallet Bottle with Muscato Grapes



Private Collection

I loved painting this beautiful amber mallet bottle from Jury Smith's Bottle and Bowl website.  It was fun to see our landscape reflected in the highlight, and it seemed to pair perfectly with the black, muscato grapes.  (Which, by the way, are quite tasty!)  

I hope you have been doing well.  It has been a crazy summer here.  Some wonderful blessings and some difficult life events.  I will write more about that later, but it felt really nice to have a day in my studio to just paint.  There is something so therapeutic about pushing paint around on a canvas, isn't there?

Take care and I will talk to you soon!

12 comments:

Kari said...

Love this, Darla! That is such a great reflection and I love the shine you picked up in the shadow as well.

Amanda Bilson said...

Beautiful painting Darla. I like the composition and how the amber and black colors really compliment each other. Great highlight on the mallet bottle too.

Karla said...

Another beautiful painting! So happy to see you posting. I missed you!

Linda Nickles said...

Darla, this is beautiful. I was so happy to see your post in my inbox this morning. I've missed you too!

hmuxo said...

This is another breathtaking piece, Darla! Painting is definitely therapeutic!!!!

Page Railsback said...

Really missed seeing your fine Art Darla. This is a beauty. You have not skipped a beat. Blessings

Wendy Barrett said...

A beautiful painting Darla. I love the shine on the glaze. Perfect!
I hope things are better for you now. Glad to hear that painting helped.

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. I appreciate it! :)

Rochelle Cathey said...

Darla, you are a wonderful artist and your works are always a pleasure....thank you

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Beautiful Darla!

Azra said...

That little reflection on the bottle says so much and adds to the beautiful rich depth of this painting!! It has been a long summer with plenty of sun drenched days. I hope all is well my friend, my prayers are with you.xxx

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, girls! I always appreciate your very sweet comments! I hope you are all well. Happy Painting!