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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wine Time


27" x 35"

I have finally finished some new work. I started Grapes in early December and painted the grapes and tacked them together then added the leaves. Then I couldn't find any background that pleased me. Along came this month's Fast Friday Fabric Challenge: use a color scheme from a label or box to inspire a still life. Rhoda Forbes was the challenge host and listed excellent references to check out on the web about the use of color in advertising and the meaning(s) of various colors. As I searched around, I came to a Froot Loops box which used some colors similar to my grapes. I used the red and black from the box as inspiration for the background for the grapes. So thanks to FFFC and Rhoda I've actually made something other than a pet for the first time in ages!

5 comments:

Sherryl said...

Those grapes looks so luscious and juicy Roberta.... just ready to pick and pop into the mouth. I have been following this challenge and everyone has done a remarkable job. Kudos to Rhoda for the great idea.

Teresa said...

Very nice! Makes me want a glass of wine. ;-)

sharon said...

beautiful ! love the shading.

Judy Ferguson said...

Pet grapes maybe? First rate job here of color and contrast. Paint is a wonderful thing. There is more to my cereal than fiber I guess.

tatinmo said...

This is nothing like the picture in my mind when you told me about it. It's beautiful and striking.