7 thoughts on “still life with pruning shears”

  1. I really like this one Bill. Lots of great colors and brushwork. Looks like one of the blue rimmed glasses that they make here in our town.

    Like the lemon too.

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  2. Bill – this is truly yummy and is a keeper, one you should never let go. I love the pings of highlights and how they energize the composition. The handling of the shadows is sensitive. Wowie, were you on a roll!!! 🙂 G

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  3. Frank, These glasses are from somewhere in Mexico. I appreciate your assessment. There are passages in this one that I like very much.

    SL – I’m glad you like it. I appreciate your enthusiastic support.

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  4. Bill- before this even finished loading, I knew those were pruning shears – just by the suggestion! You nailed this piece so wonderfully.
    It looks like it just came right to you.
    And how funny- we have a little shop here on St. Croix called Mi Tierra and everything comes from MEXICO! I, too, have a set of those blue rimmed, indestructible glasses and recognized that immediately too!-

    Think you did a lovely piece above it with the stone steps too.

    Glad you’re able to keep your brushes handy and give yourself some time for you too. It’s a tough balance when there are so many other things going on in your life. I know.

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  5. That is funny that everyone has some of those glasses. They are made here in San Miguel. Guajuye makes them. They have other colors as well. They are pretty indestructible.

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  6. NICE! I like that you included the clippers with the flower you cut. I see we’ve switched to cad red now. Looks excellent. Well done! btw… I too have had the blue rimmed glasses.

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  7. Bonnie, Thanks a lot for your kind words. I think these glasses are kind of a license to bohemianism, don’t you? … and they are fun to paint

    Frank, the store where I got them has some green ones too but the blue are much more classic. I’m looking forward to seeing what you produce on your trip.

    Hi Silvina, I have always had cad red on my studio palette and alizirin as well it was on my plein air palette that I was using strictly primaries and I agree with you that cad red is a better choice for that. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’re making since your workshop.

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