The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

'After Hours ll'



There was a time when I apologised to you in case I was boring you with bears.
Now I am probably boring you with glasses!

Still, I have something completely different to post soon - a pencil portrait.
And after that, I plan to work on a new painting of a bottle of 'Hendricks Gin' with a full glass next to it, complete with ice and cucumber, as I'm told it should be served.
So plenty of variety coming soon, I promise!

Until then, here is the second of my glass paintings that I did last week...




And they look rather nice as a pair, don't you think...?




...So, I've called them 'After Hours l' and 'After Hours ll.' :0)

My personal preference is the plain glass. 
Cut glass is nice, but I prefer painting it when it has a drink inside, because it does such wonderful things with colour :0)

And I am still giving the bears my attention of course - just not much right now! I'm making the most of the Christmas period and selling some smaller works while I can! :0) 

Oh yes - there it is - the 'C' word! I can't believe it is almost here already! 
Charlie has been telling me how many days, hours and seconds it is at every opportunity - Gaaagh!

Am I the only one who isn't remotely organised?



25 comments:

  1. Sandra, I am in awe of your glass paintings. In fact, while we were at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam at the weekend I saw work by an artist called Willem Claesz Heda who put me in mind of you as his still life paintings were so photo realistic and his glass and silverware reflections reminded me of how amazing your glass paintings are!
    Can I ask how much it would be to commission a small glass painting just out of interest (I'd love some original art work for our new house (even though we haven't got it yet) that I haven't painted myself! (or pehaps seeing as I'm going to be jobless when we move to Scotland we could barter with an art swap instead - pointy animal anyone?!!

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    1. Hi Nicola
      Wow - I can't get a better compliment than that! Thank you! I will be checking out Willem Caesz in a moment :0)
      The move is SO exiting! And it's a lovely idea that you should start a new art collection :0) The larger, 10" x 10" square box canvas painting I did a couple of posts ago sold for £85. These two are £65 each, but I would happily paint one just for you to suit your own budget - and of course because you are my bloggy buddy I would also give you a discount too :0)
      An art swap sounds lovely! That said, we are re-decorating the house over the next 24 months and I have no idea yet what the colour scheme will be. But maybe that would be a nice idea for the future :0)

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    2. Wow, I think you are undercharging your work - these are amazing!! I would definitely like to commission one like After Hours II - I'm just trying to decide if I'd like the same arrangement of glasses or whether a pint glass and a short glass together would work (as in the drinks of choice for S and me!) or perhaps two glasses of mulled wine -one of them empty as S drinks more quickly than me!? You'd probably know best what composition would work but yes please I'd love one on a box canvas that wouldn't need a frame if possible and would it be too short notice as a Christmas pressie (if so no worries - S's birthday is at the end of January so it would do for then!)

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  2. I thought I was the only one who was completely unorganized and has kids who count down the hours, days, and minutes!!

    Sandra these glass paintings are so stunning!!! I love them, do more, do more! I will never get tired of them. :)

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    1. I'm so glad Crystal - I do worry sometimes about posting the same kind of thing over and over - but then again, on the upside, it does mean we have a 'style', right? :0)

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  3. I think you have created your signature style with these glasses (after the bears signature style of course). As Crystal said these are stunning..

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    1. Thank you Prabal - I'm so glad you think so :0)

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  4. Sandra, your "After Hours" paintings are absolutely stunning!!! As for the "C" word, I refuse to have anything to do with it. :)

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    1. Lol, Kathryn - It is all a bit overwhelming isn't it at times! ;0)

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  5. Beautiful glass work, Sandra xx

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  6. Your glass paintings are stunning, Sandra!

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    1. Glad you like them Judy - thank you :0)

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  7. Wow - I just love this painting! I love the dark, sparkly, classic look it has. Amazing work as usual, Sandra!!!

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    1. You are so kind Heather - Thank you :0)

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  8. Christmas? What? When???

    Fabulous paintings Sandra, both of them.

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    1. Haha John - yes, it's hurtling towards us at an alarming rate! ;0)

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  9. So late getting to this post... and kind of glad because those paintings are so bloody good I would have been in a funk for the rest of the week declaring to all and sundry that I can't paint glass after seeing this... but in all seriousness they are wonderful... the plain glass ones are stunning... and I am looking forward to the pencil sketch
    T xx

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  10. Hello Sandra:) You never bore me with your paintings! They are so nice. Your glasspaintings are gorgeous. The names are very original, especially the second:) I'm very curious what you are up to now! Have a nice weekend:)

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  11. amazing work my friend! i've missed some! your treatment of glass is nothing short of spectacular!

    and thank you for your concern regarding the storm, i was truly one of the lucky ones. and thank you too for your kind comments on my painting. take care and happy creating.

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    1. Thanks SO much Suzanne. I appreciate that you still have any space in your mind for anyone else, let alone me! :0)

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  12. Un grand merci pour votre gentil message... Je suis actuellement encore hors de chez moi, mais je viens de prendre beaucoup de plaisir à admirer vos magnifiques verres... des verres festifs et à l'aube des fêtes de fin d'années, ils sont les bienvenus... Sincèrement, ce sont des oeuvres superbes...
    Je reviendrai plus régulièrement vous visiter à mon retour dans une petite semaine.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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