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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Silver and Lace

I have been enjoying painting the complexities of silver over the past year.  For this new painting, I pared an unusual creamer with an old lace table cloth and added the leaves with berries on it.  I thought the setup had a nice tonal quality about it.  In order to capture that, and paint it, I filled the still life with overall natural soft light and had only one direct spot coming from the top.  It was interesting to experiment with different light sources.  In the end, the drama is still on silver, but maybe in a more natural softer way?  "Silver and Lace," oil on hardboard, 6"x6" - (update sold at Randy Higbee Gallery, "Six Inch Squared.")

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  1. It's beautiful Amanda. All the complexities of the refections in the silver done in your soft velvety way.
    You manage to get it all in there in an understated way.

    Keep painting...

  2. Hi David, Thank you very much!! It will be at 6x6 Higbee Show.