Thursday, April 23, 2009

Every morning I drive my youngest son, Ty, to school. He is like me, in that he is not a morning person... understatement!!... so he rarely has time to eat breakfast before we have to be out the door. So most every morning he eats his cereal on the way, and I am driving home after I drop him off with something like this in my lap, trying not to spill his leftover milk in the car. The upside is that I sometimes take a photo before I put it in the dishwasher and paint it! This painting is 48" x 60".


"Breakfast Ball"




10 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

I love the horizon line of what looks like a truly heroic jar--and I love the story, too!

Sheila said...

wow!!! This is gorgeous. I love the story behind it and the huge canvas size! Glass is a challenge for me and you did such an expert job on this.

Laura said...

Beautiful Jar! I love the background as well.

L.Holm said...

Great story, and wonderful painting. You really have a monumental jar here! I love the extra glow on the spoon handle, and the jar's position overlooking the landscape. terrific work!

Edward Burton said...

Another wonderful job, Sally! I have something on my blog for you.

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful story and beautiful painting. I really like the hazy background light. I hope one day we all get to see your work in person...

jennifer woodburn said...

Isn't it cool how our daily lives affect what we paint? Thanks for the story - this is yet another beautiful painting. I am continually amazed at your ability to capture glass in paint!

Vern Schwarz said...

Sally, you have such a knack for taking the ordinary and turning it into an interesting and beautiful piece of art. Then you underline that statement by making it 4 feet tall. What an impact.

Carol Horzempa said...

What a great story! I can almost hear the spoon rattling in the jar as you're driving down the road. It brings back memories of my son rushing to get ready for school while I'm waiting in the driveway with the engine running.

I love the warm glow on the spoon and interplay of warm and cool colors throughout your painting. Great job!

Tom Pohlman said...

Hi Sally- Your son sounds like he has the makings of an artist! I swear, that story could have just as easily been written by me, about me, etc... :>) The story makes a great painting even better! ~T