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

Friday, 10 October 2014

Abstract meets Realism, part 2...

Remember a couple of posts ago when I posted a new Whiskey Glass, which I painted using Acrylics? Well, here is the oil version...

'To Warm the Cockles...'


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 The two have quite a different feel, don't they? 
This one is warmer, more subtle and slightly less abstract, whereas the other is cooler with more contrast. Both look equally realistic when viewed from a distance, as you can see...



I'm not sure which I prefer. They are the same... but different!

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18 comments:

  1. I thought I'd commented on that other glass post but it turns out i didn't! I had to flick back and forward a few times to see the differences and yes they're subtle but they're there. I like the first one best perky because of that slightly more abstracted feel-Askrigg it certainly isn't an abstract painting it definitely has that feel to it when you separate out the different patterns and reflections that make up the glass. This one is warmer and softer and oilier (I'd you know what i mean! ) & fabulous but the 1st one appeals to my liking for a more painterly painting. X

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    1. Thanks Nic! It's always interesting to see which other people prefer...
      I still can't make up my mind! :0)

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  2. Oh God autocorrect. I've no idea what Askrigg was meant to be but perky should've been partly! !

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  3. Difficult to decide - both are lovely! I think I prefer the oil, only because I like warmer colors. It would be interesting to see them side by side.
    Kathryn xx

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    1. I should have done that Kathryn - but these are a nightmare to photograph, lol! Getting one was hard enough ;0)

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  4. Love both!! interesting comparison. any medium under your control is sure to produce beautiful work my friend. and thank you so much for your kind comments on Tim's birthday post. much appreciated.

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    1. You are so kind Suzanne! I don't often use Acrylics these days, though they are good for more abstract style painting, I find :0)

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  5. Interesting to see them side by side, I love painting in oils for that feel of 'depth' that you get. Both beautifully painted!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy - Yes, I agree that there is more depth in oils... And they are just lovely to work with! :0)

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  6. This is amazing... I adore your skills and love how atmospheric it is... I can almost smell the scotch lol ... It also has me thinking that we actually have those crystal glasses... They are so familiar... Will have to hunt them out and see if they are the same ones...xx

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    1. Thanks so much Tracey! I rarely ever drink it myself, only the expensive stuff and only about once a year if that! I hate the cheap brands... Really I just like a cold beer or a G&T! ;0)

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  7. Interesting to see the difference, this one is indeed warmer and softer. But both are spectacular!

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  8. Perfect reflections! Arianna

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  9. So happy to catch up with your blog, Sandra - abstractly realistic whiskey glasses, Inktober sketches - all a delight for the senses! I also appreciated seeing them lined up on your shelf - the martini glass with the sparkler looks amazing! And, of course, I am eagerly awaiting the large teddy bear commission as I just love your bears!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan. I have been busy, but still wishing for more time in the studio! :0)

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