6 marbles daily painting

6 marbles / 6 x 66″ by 6″ daily pastel painting, framed

Sometimes I check my hard drive for photos which I never got around to painting. I came across various compositions I took last year of marble groupings.

I bought a few batches of marbles in mason jars off EBay.

Working small scale can be hard on the eyes and hands and sometimes my back. I’m toying with the idea of working large scale again just to give myself a break. Besides, I think it would be awesome to paint some larger than life objects.

I was inspired by a Chuck Close documentary last week. If you’ve never seen his work live and admire the work of photo-realists, I highly recommend finding his work somewhere.


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  • ria November 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Marian – You did see my name as a finalist. The painting is “Olives in a Colander” – http://riahills.blogspot.com/2009/01/olives-in-colander.html

    Thanks for the comment!

  • Marian MacKerer November 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Yes these are wonderful! Did i see your name as a finalist for still life in the Artist’s Magazine annual competition? Maybe you have mentioned it previously but it would be great to see the painting.

  • AutumnLeaves November 10, 2009 at 11:29 am

    What a lovely piece! Art within art, for sure. Marbles are so beautiful and you’ve done them proud.


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