Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hana Bowl


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I purchased this little pottery bowl on our recent trip to Maui. We spent one day driving the scenic road to Hana, and I found it in one of the small villages along the way. The beautiful cobalt glaze reminds me of the white-capped waves of the northern shore.

I finished painting just before sunset this evening. The background may be a bit too dark, but I like the twilight feel of it. Dusk is my favorite time of day. So peaceful.

10 comments:

hmuxo said...

I love the dark background! This is a gorgeous piece!!

Darla McDowell said...

That makes me feel better, Hilda! I am glad to hear that it looks okay to you. Thank you for your sweet comments!

Amanda Bilson said...

Beautiful painting Darla. The background is perfect.

Azra said...

The background allows the viewer to focus on the beautiful bowl and the wonderful wooden platform!! Another winner I think. : )

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Amanda and Azra!

Kari said...

Beautiful, Darla. What a gorgeous souvenier!!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Kari! It was one of the few things that I bought, but I couldn't resist it. ;)

I am still thinking about the antique shop in Virginia Beach. I wish I had bought a few of those things!!!

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Beautiful painting Darla, I love the wood piece the bowl sits on, you painted both beautifully!

Page Railsback said...

How do you do these paintings? This is incredible..you make the most simple thing come to magical life!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Karen! My husband brought the wood home to me. It is a piece of an old fence post. It was so fun to paint!

Page, you're so sweet. Thank you!