Acrylic on board 16cm x 16cm
I decided to continue with the "shiny" theme for now. I thought I'd paint the beautiful silver letter opener I bought at Portobello Road Markets in London in 2014 - but what to paint it with? I didn't want a repeat of yesterday where I simply painted an object that looks like it's hanging in thin air. Prior to deciding on the paper knife, I had considered ditching my "shiny" theme as I was in the mood to paint a hydrangea. Then an idea popped into my head that would allow me to do both.
I painted the knife from life but used this photo below as a reference for my made-up still life. I took the photo in December at the Parliament House garden party. I had no idea if I'd be able to pull this off, so I was very excited with the finished piece as I feel it worked rather well. I'm hoping to try my hand at a very large still life sometime soon so this was good practice.
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P.S. I have actually posted this at 2.50pm on the 2nd Jan but my blog appears to be registering a west coast US time zone which is around 15 hours behind us.