Monday, April 4, 2011

"Old Beauty"

This is a relatively large painting. I like that white blue pot. I got it from an antique store. I am not sure what it was for. Was it a soup container? Can someone tell me? It looks very old, and it makes a very good still life object. I like to paint old stuff. I know many (if it is not all) artists do. I am not very sure why the old stuff is better. Is it because old objects show effect of time or the timelessness. We are often nostalgic for our earlier lifes. Is it because our currently time so tasteless so we are long for the good old days. Anyway, the old stuff looks better to me.

11 comments:

Theresa Bayer said...

That is super duper not to mention exquisite. Nice to see you in the Friday painting studio.

Kathryn Fisher said...

Qiang-Huang, this looks like a soup tureen. It looks a bit like a Royal Copenhagen tureen. Lovely painting.

Megha Kapoor said...

As it is truly said "old is gold" .i simply love every work of yours and this one is really gold.

Cindy Michaud said...

This is absolutely exquisite Qiang, I love it. It is a soup toureen altho I also serve stews and such in them. We artists like old because there was not the tendency to mass produce goods, the object had value in many ways even after a nick or chip. Today it all comes from a machine and we toss it with the first scratch. My opinion!

Carol Blackburn said...

Very beautiful, Qiang. Yes, it is a soup tureen. A wonderful thing to have at the family table filled with steaming hot soup of any kind. Comfort food and an item that shows comfort when used in your painting.

Ann Rogers said...

Another beauty, Quang. Your soup tureen was a wonderful find, hope to see it in many more still life set ups.

Ann Rogers said...

Oops! I mean Qiang in the previous post!

Donna said...

Beautiful job!

mummamia said...

here in England there are many antique shops that you can find these old treasure. Although I am lucky enough to have a lovely treasure of your painting of a pear and grapes, which I often look at and admire, and may I say instructs too.

Brad Miedema said...

Nice arrangement. I love the pot! Very well done!

MeeLi Lee said...

Lovely! Your soup tureen is a definite "find". I, too like to paint antique and old objects. They are timeless. I like how you changed the temperature of the white.Thank you for the inspiration.