"Antique French Bottle with Grapes, Lemons and Orchids", 8x10, oil on linen- $150.00
I painted this one back in the fall. Today I added the purple orchids to the top right hand side of the painting. It looks more balanced now. I also enhanced the colors in the grapes and lemons somewhat, which is more in keeping with my style as a colorist.
I'm actually surprised that this one hasn't sold yet . It is so pretty! Okay , so it's not David Leffel, mind you, but it's still darned pretty! (David's 8x10's also cost thousands of dollars!)
Last spring I tried to enroll into a David Leffel workshop that was offered at the Long Boat Key Center for the Arts, where I am a member. It was filled by the time I tried to enroll, in spite of what would have been the highest tuition I'd ever paid for a master workshop! (Don't even ask.)
Anyhow, at least I took a workshop with Louis Tedesco, one of David's most avid students, now deceased (regretfully). So I learned a little bit about chirascuro from Louis. Here's the first version. Now isn't the new version better?
"Antique French bottle with grapes", 8x10, oil on linen
If you would like to purchase this beautiful original oil painting for $150.00, which includes free shipping, please use the PayPal button below and allow about a week to dry. Thanks for looking!
PS: Check out the picture of me mopping the paint off the kitchen floor after 6 hours wrestling with this bottle!
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