Thursday, February 3, 2011

White Espresso


White Espresso 6" x 18"
Coloursofts on Green Pastebord 

I hope everyone has made it through this week's crazy weather! It did alter my week a bit, having a snow day for the whole family on Wednesday... that was our 4th snow day. The kids are getting a bit bored with it and unfortunately they have a week off at the end of the month called  "Winter Break."  Don't worry though I've gotten pretty good at working with constant interruptions. My husband was pretty impressed even, as he usually ends up stopping his work and playing video games with the girls. 

I barely finished this piece in time to have a post for the week as tomorrow I am going into work (which is usually a dedicated art day), but I am glad I finished. I did have to photograph it with a light shining on it  since it was dark, so I will try and replace this photo with a better one when the place is lit up tomorrow after work. There's a bit of a glare on the left side - you can tell especially in the the dark space of the bottom of the espresso pot. It is a bit blurry too. 

 The idea behind this still life was to have all silver and grays, but hidden inside are pops of color. Kind of like what it looks like outside my New Hampshire home right now!  

There are a couple of progress shots below that were taken during daylight hours!



8 comments:

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Love the colors Nicole!!!! That's why I love working with whites too, because everyone knows white isn't really white is it? Great composition too!

Nancy

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

BTW, where in the world did you get that teapot at? What exactly is the thing on its side? I've never seen of these items that look like that.

Nancy

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Love the title! This is so subtle Nicole - one of the best in this series.

Love the pic of the Wendy House too!

Nicole Caulfield said...

Thanks Katherine!!

Thanks Nancy!! That is an espresso pot with the bottom taken offf and put on its side. The cone thing is the strainer in it. :-)
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Caroline Roberts said...

I love the light in this drawing. Beautiful interplay of light, shadows and reflections.

Reminds me a lot of Vermeer in terms of the wonderful soft light from the left.

Caroline

Nik Mekeena said...

great blog. im gonna start following you

Gloria Callahan said...

This makes me wish I had a cappuccino right now instead of my current cup of Joe. So well done as usual, I love the fact that you captured the whites so well on green board. I find green is my least favorite bkgd color unless I'm doing a botanical.

Kim Denise said...

beautifully subtle, with such a glow. love it!