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


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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Cocktail painting with Sparkler...

'Anyone for some Sparkly?'

 

You might remember, during an earlier post I came up with the bright idea that painting a Cocktail with a sparkler might be fun. 

Well I wasn't wrong - It was fun in awesome amounts! 
In fact, photographing it, proved to be more difficult than actually painting it, so for now this is the best I can do, but you get the idea :0)





I think the photo below captures the colours and contrast of light far more accurately than the one above...



This was one of those paintings where I really had to think way ahead, right from the very first layer. 
I wanted to make sure I caught the translucency of the cherry, the glow of the light through the paper umbrella and the movement in the sparkler.

 You can see some of the stages it went through by clicking here.

Although I've already put it on my website, it will have to remain on hold for a while before I can release it for sale. This is because, that all important sparkler will take several weeks before it's dry enough to post anywhere!
Hopefully you can make out the texture of the sparkler, here...



Meanwhile, I am going through another 'glass phase' so there will be plenty more on the way.
Cheers everyone! Enjoy the sparkly!


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16 comments:

  1. Some really fantastic light effects, Sandra, and the sparkler is perfectly done!!! Kudos to you for a super painting!!!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Thanks so much Kathryn. I really enjoyed conveying the moving light. Great fun!

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  2. Wow! That sparkler is fabulous, Sandra, the third photo shows it perfectly! And I love the colours!

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    1. Thanks so much Judy! It's very difficult getting a good photo of my paintings because of the deep tones... I wish I was a good photographer!

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  3. I just commented but don't know where it went in case I end up commenting twice! Sandra this is fantastic-that sparkler is crazy good!

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    1. Hmm... I wonder where you went! Maybe you plopped in to my spam box! Must check...
      Thanks Nic. Interestingly, my favourite bit is the cork!

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  4. Great firework effect! Arianna

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  5. Fantastic piece, Sandra! You truly captured that "sparkler" effect perfectly!!!! It's so annoying when we try to get that perfect photo of our work...but it seems like you finally got that amazing shot...LOVE it!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda
      I saved the sparkler until last because I knew it would transform the painting! :0)

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  6. That is stunning and so hard to do. You rock at glass and sparklers!!!
    Von.

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda
      I saved the sparkler until last because I knew it would transform the painting! :0)

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  7. Une peinture merveilleuse par son originalité, sa beauté et sa perfection.
    Félicitations chère Sandra.

    ()_()
    (•‿•)▽
    (")(")...........Chin-Chin !

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    1. Thank you so much Olivier! And I do like your artistic use of punctuation marks! ;0)

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  8. WOW!!!! you really captured the glow of that sparkler!!! stunning, stunning work. your process is perfectly executed. i am in awe of your portrayal of light!

    And thank you so much for your kind words. I had to laugh as well when I caught Blu with his leg raised, zeroing in on Tim's stone. But like you said, they can't raise a glass, might as well raise a leg. i'm sure Tim chuckled as well.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne. Glad you like it! It's one of my favourites too :0)

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