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Friday, February 19, 2010

FineArtViews Painting Competition "Fav 15%"

"Perched" (6x6" oil on linen) was selected as one of the "Favorite 15%" of entries in January's FineArtViews Painting Competition.

I really enjoyed painting this little guy, there were so many interesting things to work with - the translucent lemon, the glow kicking up from the metal lid onto the underside of it, that little bit of light kissing the top edge of it - all were great little clues to help tell the story. The glass jar was really intriguing, the more I paint glass the more I see that you simply need to study it for a little bit and then pick what fun little squiggles and shapes will most effectively suggest it.  I also really loved the left edge of the jar lid where it matches the value of the background, such a great way to lose an edge - I'm always on the lookout for this.


  1. Liz, this is gorgeous! I have not tried painting glass, it looks intimidating. You've done a fabulous job. And the lemon really does glow.

  2. Congratulations on placing in the 15%, I've checked these entries and there's some stiff competition! Great entry! This painting just "glows".

  3. So lovely. Love the shine of the jar and the glow of the lemon. That tiny bit of pulp on the top is the perfect smidge (as Carol would say) of light.

    Congrats on your placement!