Thursday, February 7, 2013

Baking Day

Hello all - my it's been some time for me to post. But, I've begun working again - so far in pastels (as with this small piece above, which I took pleasure in preparing for the Brath & Hughes Gallery foody exhibit) and water colors. Also, I have begun buying oil paints: it's been scads of years since I've painted in oils, so I'm looking forward to that. No doubt at all that I'll be learning all over again, as I work to complete two long-unfinished paintings. That's how I'll ease my way back in.
As for Baking Day (shown above), I have a love-and-avoidance relationship with breads. Thought indulging in a little painting would have fewer carbs than eating them! I put this together from various old sources, using my own table cloth, butter set-up, basket, and (most especially) the platter on the right, which is a family heirloom. It was given to my mom as a wedding gift.
My artwork and blog are at South Mountain Sketchbook 


Debra Kreiger said...

Looks great Dianne. I too can't resist that bread!Have fun painting in oils!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love this, Dianne. It has a very warm and inviting feeling of 'home'. There's something wonderful about including treasured objects (especially dishes) that have been passed down to us from loved ones. They add a whole new dimension to the piece.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Such a nice and sincere post!
Thanks for sharing.

Larry Lerew said...

Yummy! I couldn't paint this because all I would think about is eating every last bite. Love your work.

Pat Koscienski said...

Great painting, Dianne. It does look inviting.