Tuesday, March 16, 2010

'Pear and Pair'

'Pear and Pair' (30x30cm Oil on Canvas board) 
For Sale £75 (inc worldwide shipping)

It has been lovely painting with the sun on my back today and really warm!

I real enjoyed painting the quick oil sketch of these white mugs a couple of days ago, so, I thought I would re-visited them and spend a little longer on them. It is quite hard getting the effect of light reflecting and the glossy texture of the mugs with white paint. I used one of my favourite colours in the background; Prussian Blue. You do have to be careful with it as it is a very strong colour and can overpower everything. It is great for making a very dark colour mixed with Burnt Umber instead of using Black. (We were always banned from using black at school and art college!) I must admit, you get a much more interesting quality to the dark shadows if it is mixed from other colours

I have been to the framers today to choose frames for four paintings which are going to a local interiors shop. The paintings look stunning with frames around them and it really makes them look imposing! I will photograph them when I get them back and show them on the blog.


  1. Lovely work Cat. The reflections are super.

    Love both pieces.

  2. As Dors said the reflections are super. And that Prussian Blue - wow! Makes a nice background and the dark against the white cups is great.

  3. Thanks ladies! I love working with Prussian Blue! I can remember using it at school and loving the depth of colour you can get from it! Thanks for your lovely comments!! Cat