June 20, 2008

"La Grande Dame"

Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 5” x 5”


After all the organic subjects that I have been painting lately I thought some wine corks might be a fun change of pace. I assured my wife that this painting was a piece of cake and that it would be done at 10:00, 10:15 at the latest. I had scrubbed in the corks and I just needed to pop in the medallions and there it is. Well Cinderella is getting nervous about the ball at the point where I finally got around to putting the smile on Veuve Clicquot's Grande Dame. The clock in the studio is tolling midnight as I type this. Break out the champagne!

6 comments:

Deb said...

You must be feeling better. Love the widow and the wondeful picture yesterday of Olive with her buddy/toy.

Deb O

Barbara Pask said...

Your work is outstanding. What patience you must have to paint something like this.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks Barbara. It is amazing what how much a lining brush has given me the confidence to play with lettering and thin curved lines in a painting. Also corks by their irregular nature are more forgiving. I did have fun with the portrait, but then portraits have been my bread and butter for many, many years.

Diane said...

The celebration of corks is fabulous! We'll pop some bubblely together soon.

Sherry DeGhelder said...

Mark, what a wonderful piece! It was worth a scolding from Cinderella.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks Sherry!

BTW - How did the St Charles Festival Work out?