Seeing Glass


“Seeing Glass”
Pastel 11 x 14
Prints of this painting are available Here

It is funny how and when I get inspiration for a painting.

I was out minding my own business.  Running a bunch of errands in Princeton, NJ.  I was tired and wanted nothing more than to start my hour long trek home.  I stopped by Michaels craft store to pick up a paintbrush and as I was heading to check out I passed by a display of colored bottles.  I actually kept on walking as I passed them.  I was on autopilot.  A mission to get out of that store quickly.

Something made me turn and take a second look at what was in my peripheral vision.

My heart said, “Pretty! Look at all those colors.”  My head said, “Keep on walking, Jo, you are tired, get the heck out of this store!”

Of course my heart won out and I did a 180 and beelined it right to that display.  Boy was I glad I did.  I was instantly captived by the way the light was bouncing off these bottles.  All those colors and shapes playing against one another.

OOOhhhhhh Weeeeee!! I felt like I hit the jackpot!  I bought way too many of these bottles.  I almost felt guilty.  Almost.

I should feel guilty about all the fun I had painting these.  The colors I had to work with were fab.u.lous!!!  The reflections were unbelievable!!  Too much fun for one artist to handle!

Another reason I get up in the morning, Folks….just another reason!!



3 Responses to Seeing Glass

  1. Cheryl Zanewicz says:

    Jo! You are right! These bottles didnt whisper to you…They shouted!
    Didnt you have fun painting the reflections and overlaping colors? NOW, this IS eye candy! Just beautiful!
    Your Ky fan and friend

  2. Cat Beringer says:

    That’s a lot of bottles!! But, what a stunning painting. The overlapping colors and reflections are amazing. I love all the difference shapes and textures.

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