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

Monday, 25 March 2013

And finally...!



I was going to post my Charcoal sketch of the latest bear, but really - how much l--o--n--g--e--r, can I drag these olives out?

So, before anything else - here is the completed painting...


 
(8 x 8 inches. Oil on Canvas covered board)


...And in case you didn't read in a previous post - there are just TWO olives in the glass! It's the distortions, reflections and refracted light that give the illusion that there are FOUR olives!

I guess that's where that old Artists' saying comes in... 'Paint what you see, not what you think you see.'
It would be easy to paint two olives with a cocktail stick perfectly aligned at either end, simply because the mind assumes... but careful observation reveals an entirely different picture :0)

I enjoyed painting this and I hope I didn't bore you too much with the process!

Oh - and I haven't forgotten - I still have the apple to post! 
I'll do that soon :0)


Anyway - as you know I have started bear 7 and having completed my tonal sketch, I can finally start working on canvas - Hurrah!!!
And unusually, thanks to a very special friend, I have found the perfect model 'Gogga', for bear number 8... Wow - I'm actually ahead of myself!

Here he is, but bear with him, he is a little shy... ;0)





I am really hoping that I can find the perfect setting for 'Gogga', whilst still working on bear 7. It would be quite novel to have two on the go at once :0)

Anyway - what would you like to see next? The charcoal bear sketch? Or the completed apple? I'll post which ever gets the most votes next :0)

Toodeloo  for now :0)


23 comments:

  1. Your painting is fabulous!!! How cool that there are only 2 olives. It's just beautiful, Sandra!!

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  2. Hello Sandra,
    it is wonderful! Very, very beautiful and perfect painting!
    Congratulations and a hug

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  3. I absolutely love the olive painting. So beautiful Sandra!! The shine on the glass and the distortions are fabulously done. I'd like to see both, but I am very curious to see what the finished apple looks like. ;)

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  4. Fabulous painting, Sandra. The accuracy of the refracted images appeals to me ... and the glass is ...glass!

    That bear is not shy! A shy bear would not wear a red scarf!

    In the old days I would want to see the charcoal, but now I'm a (cough>painter....! The apple ...esprit de applecorps!

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  5. Simply fabulous! You make it look so easy! Gogga is wonderful. Have you decided on a setting for him yet? As soon as I saw him I thought of him sitting in a dog's bed/basket. He looks like a well loved bear that has maybe been adopted by the family dog!

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  6. Simply fabulous! You make it look so easy! Gogga is wonderful. Have you decided on a setting for him yet? As soon as I saw him I thought of him sitting in a dog's bed/basket. He looks like a well loved bear that has maybe been adopted by the family dog!

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  7. WHEREVER did you find Gogga??? That is one well-loved bear! :)

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  8. I almost forgot - I was so smitten by Gogga. Your martini is fabulous!!!

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  9. What incredible clarity you have achieved with your olive martini! The glass is hard and crisp, the liquid wet and fluid and the olives so perfectly organic - I love it! I would love to see the charcoal drawing as a prelude to your Bear #7 oil painting as I am fascinated by other artists working processes. And Gogga is just too adorable! I know you will find the perfect setting for him in one of your delightful paintings!

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  10. Dear Sandra, the perfection of your painting leaves me astonished, what a wonderful work! Ciao!

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  11. I am completely blown by this.. Have no words really. Such a FANTASTIC piece..

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  12. i vote for the apples! and this is BREATHTAKING!!!! so beautifully done. and i know all about the process behind it thanks to your kindness and patience. i so appreciate everything you sent and i am enthralled! i'll be writing you soon with so much to say.

    and thank you too for the wonderfully kind and generous comments on morning walk refreshed, i appreciate them so very much.

    happy creating my friend!

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  13. This is absolutely FANTASTIC Sandra! I'm amazed at how perfect it looks!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
    and Apples pleasssssssse!!

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  14. I bow down to your amazing perseverance and talent... I tip my hat to your painting abilities
    and freak out just a tiny bit at how bloody amazing this turned out... you are good!!!!

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  15. It was worth all the time consuming layers - because it looks fabulous!
    Well done.

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  16. Lovely painting.

    I vote for bear next :)

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  17. very beautiful finish sandra ! ... no 8 looks very well loved .

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  18. Amazing Sandra! So beautiful. And you didn't bore me with the process:)

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  19. Stunning work Sandra, absolutely stunning. As for the next post .... both please. ;)

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  20. This is just amazing! Yes, it's so easy to see what we think/expect to see, instad of what we really see. The olives look just terrific. What a sweet bear. He certainly looks well loved, and I'm looking forward to see your finished painting of him!

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  21. I am so far behind on blogs. I seem to look at my FB feed and weeks and weeks go before I check my blogs. So...this is fantastic! Great olive distortion, reflections on the glass..absolutely beautiful!

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  22. This painting is incredible! so realistic! I love it :)

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