Thursday, February 25, 2010

Glass Blower


6x6 oil on panel
$100 + s/h - sold

A good friend of mine, Flo Vazquez, whom I used to paint with, has moved into glass art and does some of the most beautiful fused glass. She has a studio that includes glass blowers in the back and it was there that I got to watch and photograph some of the artists at work in front of the furnace. The highlights of that intense fire on the girl were a lot of fun to paint.

I didn't make much progress on my gallery piece below. That is how I am classifying things now... a blog piece or a gallery piece. Obviously, the blog works are the small ones and studies. I have done some really nice work I think on this scale, and have not wanted to repeat myself. But I recently decided to allow myself to use some of those small works to recreate the images on a larger scale. The waiter below was painted before, yet, this version will be completely unique.

7 comments:

Dana Chabino said...

Hi Robin,

I really admire your work! I love the way you did the back ground in the glass blower painting! And the lighting & GLOW are quite remarkable!

Best wishes.

Dana

Tammy Hext said...

This is a really striking piece - love the light in it.

Sheila said...

This is so cool! I mean Hot! I love the way you captured the lighting around her. Talk about white hot. Great image.

XiuCheng Che Award-winning Chinese Watercolor Artist said...

beautiful light,nice!

Kaylyn said...

Can't have light without dark. This is a great illustration of that concept! Really nice.

Linda said...

You captured that special glow from the bright light. Really beautiful!

Kay said...

very nice painting, and love the drawing. I used to have classes yrs. ago..(70's) at Kent State Univ. from Henry Halem who is a glass blower...I never have tried it.

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