Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26: 30 in 30: Every and Anything Series

"Orange Marmalade in Glass Jars with Spoon and Dish Cloth" Oil on Canvas, 8"x 10",
Original Painting FOR SALE: $75.00 + $10.95 S&H

Hello everyone! It's January 26, 2015 and today is Day 26 of my 30 Painting's in 30 Days Painting Challenge!

My theme for this 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is "Every and Anything" and over the next 4 days I will be painting every and anything from landscapes, to pet portraits; from people portraits, to still lifes; and so forth! (To learn more about why I chose this theme click HERE.)

This is a still life oil painting of three jars of orange marmalade along with a wooden spoon and a red and white dish cloth.

Of all the jams, spreads, and jellies out there, orange marmalade has got to be my absolute favorite! I can remember eating it when I was a kid . . . my dad waking us up to breakfast on the weekends-- and I think it was one of his favorites also because he always served orange marmalade with the toast that he served with the rest of breakfast.

Now, my dad didn't cook that often, while I was growing up as a kid, but when he did, it was a real treat. My dad is an excellent cook and he made the best breakfasts! :)

And he's still an excellent cook. Just don't get to eat his cooking that often, but as I said, when I do, it's a real treat! :)

Anyway, I think I really like how this painting came out! The lighting that I used to paint it wasn't that great, but despite that, I think I was still able to capture a wide range of values in order to make those objects pop out into the foreground from the black background. Achieving this can be challenging when you don't have a strong light source to paint with, so I couldn't be more thrilled at how this one came out!

Just 3 more days to go in the challenge! Yay!!!!

Well, I'll see you tomorrow for Day 27! 'Til then, and 'til later fellow art lovers! Take care, and God bless!


  1. I know, Sheila. I wish I could have a slice of toast with some right now, but I can't because I'm on a diet. :) Maybe on one of my cheat days though! :)


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