Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fruit Under The Lamplight, Original Painting

Fruit Under The Lamplight, 20x16  Original Acrylic Painting, Price $800

Fruit Under The Lamplight a 20x16 painting done in acrylics. The inspiration for this painting is from the Bible verse Galatians 5:22 "...The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace..." and the lamp represents God's light.  This is a 20x16 on a gallery wrapped canvas.  The edges are painted for hanging without a frame.  This painting would make be great for your fine art collection or as a gift for someone special.


I set up a small area in the studio to shoot still life scenes to paint from.  I went to the market and bought fruit, scrounged around the house for a platter, and cleaned up the heirloom kerosene lamp and took lots of photos of various singles, doubles, combos, and magnum arrangements  of fruit and the lamp.  It felt  good to plan a scene, set it up, and make it happen.  It was also humbling in that it is like going to the candy store and picking out more than you can eat.  I chose the biggest and most diverse of the scenes which really taxed my painting abilities and it took me much longer than anticipated to finish it.   On the bright side, I learned more color mixing tricks and how to paint clear glass objects.  Challenges are a painters best teacher.  Hope you like the story and the painting.

Let us pray before we paint,
Jimmie

2 comments:

Chrissy Dwyer Art said...

This is a really lovely piece. And knowing the meaning behind it makes the painting even better

Jimmie Bartlett said...

Thankyou Chrissy. This painting was a special undertaking for me. You encouraging comments made my day and much appreciated. Many thanks for following my blog.

Jimmie Bartlett