Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cup Of Flower




Transparent Watercolor 24" x 18"



I wanted to paint something challenging for me which has always been clear glass and shiny metal! I have seen many many beautiful crystal, hand blown, colored glass paintings so I thought I'd try making Pyrex just as pretty! It was a nice change from the portraits I've been doing and the textured rock and ceramics. I think I'll do some more cause it's always nice to stretch your wings and step out of your comfort zone every once in a while!


19 comments:

Dawn said...

Pablo you are a fantastic artist! once again a lovely painting.

The Lone Beader said...

I love how you painted the flower! :D

Vicki Greene said...

I think you did more than stretch your wings, I think you flew. Beautiful. Vicki

Amy Sullivan said...

You really did make this Pyrex measuring cup beautiful. Everyone has one in their cubbard :).I will be looking at mine differently from now on.Maybe use it as a vase from time to time.
Amy

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Thank you everyone for your nice comments. I think I'll be stretching more often!

I too will be looking at the rest of the cupboard, although I cant see me painting the Chuck E. Cheese plastic cups anytime soon.

Thanks again!

Alvin R. said...

Beautifully done, nice play with words!

Tóbal said...

I cant believe this one ... and all the others!!!
I think you achieved perfection in this paint , the glass is amazing , and the metal too.
I saw your Flickr site , and your still lifes are simply wonderfull , I specially like two in which a native ceramic appears , with indian faces... it´s very good!!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Pablo,
You make watercolor look like it's a breeze to accomplish. Exquisitely done. Sooo beautiful.

RHCarpenter said...

Pablo, this is stunning. There is no other word for it. I love visiting your blog and seeing what you are painting - and you're right, it's a nice change from your portraits for a while.
---Rhonda

Joanne said...

Wow Pablo!

All those reflections and refractions of light - just amazing how you accomplished all that in watercolor! You are an inspiration for aspiring artists in the medium of watercolor (that would be me :-)
The colors are so rich - I love how the vibrancy of the green shows off the shades of pink. Beautiful... absolutely beautiful.

Don Gray said...

Fun title--fine painting...bravo!

HELENE J said...

Just amazing!
Continue to "stretch", you are so good at it!
Smooth delicate and pure colours and style.

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Hi there, we just got back from the mountains for a much needed break, and now we need a vacation from our vacation!
Anyhoo, thanks all so much for your kind words.....

Thanks Alvin, your glass is beautiful!

Tobal~thanks for checking out the Flickr stuff, there's more to come!

Sandy, it was anything but a breeze! I will say I finished it faster than I expected!

Hi Rhonda, more portraits on their way!

Joanne, you're well on your way!

Thank you Don!

Helene, I intend to fully stretch out! ;0) (sometimes I crack myself up!)

Thanks again everyone! Now I gotta get back in the swing of painting! Great thing is all the kids will be in grade school this year so I'll have more paiting time! (and the Olympics will be over soon!)

Beyla Medina said...

Excelente Pablo!!! Me gusta en especial esta acuarela por sus matices y transparencias, es un trabajo impecable. Felicidades!!!
Saludos desde Caracas Venezuela.
Beyla

Takeyce said...

WOW! This is stunning.

Nick said...

Amazing realism Pablo!!!

Mi mundo a la acuarela said...

Dear friend, What I see is a very refining artwork. Congraulations your watercolor paintings are masterpieces full of sensitive,love and very well done. My respects.
Consuelo Moros

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

A wonderful painting. Great drawing. I've missed looking at your work, Pablo.

Juangallego said...

Unas excelentes acuarelas, me han gustado muchísimo. eres un gran artista.