Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gold Vase with Bittersweet 11 x 14 on Panel

I was able to find a package of bittersweet at Fresh Market a week ago and had regretted not buying it last year. This gold vase I have used in a painting before and thought the reds and golds would make a nice fall painting. On the ground there are leaves and a few grapes as David would call "Debris." In his paintings he puts onion skins, leaves, twigs etc.. as accents in his grounds. I asked him about it this time and he says that at the last workshop he carried a box that had the debris in it. He even has named a painting something like Fruit with Debris and the painting was selling for around $40,000. So "Debris" can be a really good thing!


Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow... beautiful... just beautiful... I also love 'Evening Tea'... really cool

Christine Bray said...

Thank you Sylvia for your comments!