March 10, 2014 – “Studio Glass”, 7″ x 10″

"Studio Glass" - watercolor still life painting by Tony Conner

Did I say winter is coming to an end?

It is, but for today and the next few days, it’s back – nothing but clouds and gloom outside today.

Which is just fine. It was in the plan to do a week of painting glass objects, so this will be that week. As with the “studio objects” series a couple weeks ago, this painting, is a group of objects gathered together from the special objects – junk and chotchkys, according to my wife – that have accumulated.

In this case, the grouping includes only transparent glass objects. I set them up in front of one of the studio windows and actually included a bit of the scene in the backyard. Two of the objects are clear glass, two are very light green and the tall vase is, obviously, deep cobalt violet.

In all, a scene with very low intensity color Рexcept for the vase.  Even though it sits in the background it is the focal point because it dominates the scene through size and color intensity. Like the series from a few weeks ago, a nice change of pace from landscape painting.  Looking forward to a week of looking through the glass!