Sunday, August 10, 2014

"Sugar Bowl and Charcoal Thingy"

I did another gallery level still life painting. I am happy I have been able to finish this one in two days. This is my usual low key approach, and the composition is also kind of standard. In other words, I am back to my comfort zone. I like the brass object. I have painted it many times, but is the first time I painted it from this angle. I know it is used for doing something with charcoal, but I have forgot what it is called.  It was a quite enjoyment of painting the detail on it, the porcelain handle, the rivets, and so on. The most difficult part of this project is still the leaves.

2 comments:

Chris Hancock said...

Qiang,
Your charcoal thingy is a beautiful antique coal scuttle. This was used to keep coal near indoor heaters or stoves. I'm guessing it's made of brass?
And, a beautiful painting.

Diane Mannion said...

Wonderful! You keep getting better and better.