Thursday, December 6, 2007

Red Wine Still-life

This is a commission that I just finished up. I haven't brought it to the client yet, but I am happy with how it turned out. She wanted a 6" x 18" vertical format with a bottle of wine and 2 glasses.

I always find compositions with wine and glasses very difficult because all the objects are similar in shape - they are all tall and thin. So what I did was come at it at a funny angle so the focus on the front glass is on the globe part of the glass instead of the entire glass. I also didn't straighten things up and actually welcomed the distorted tilt of the objects. That helps give the piece more movement than if everything was standing straight up and down.

I have another composition with these elements I really want to do right now, but it will have to be put on hold for a little bit. My oldest daughter turns 9 this weekend and is having her very first sleepover party. I am spending the rest of the week tidying and cleaning so the girls have a blank slate to mess up at the party!


Cindy said...

Love how the blue of the cloth carries up to the blue on the bottle top. Your client should be very pleased.

Nicole Caulfield said...

Thanks Cindy!!!!