Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SWEET CHERRIES



I have a set of these wonderful dessert dishes that I believe to be from the 1950's. Remember when there were metal drinking glasses in solid colors? Well, these dessert dishes are made from the same materials. They have a fluted glass dish that sits inside of them. They were the perfect combination for these large luscious cherries that I bought yesterday at the grocery.

This painting has been selected to be in an Etsy treasury HERE
6X6 inches
oil
Raymar canvas panel (archival)

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17 comments:

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

We're dating ourselves, but I too remember the metal cups. Actually, I think they're popular again as I've seen them in catalogs. What fun this piece is Linda. Love the cherries!

Dana Cooper said...

Yummy looking cherries Linda. I too remember the metal cups and how cold they would get with a drink in them. I even remember the tinny taste!

Gwen Bell said...

Loose and luscious! Love the area where the gold and lilac touch each other, but my very favorite part is that thick scalloped edge.

LindaHunt said...

Barbara, I do vividly remember those glasses. My grandmother had a set to go with her Fiestaware. I remember how cold they were when drinking an iced drink!

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Gwen. I struggle thinking that I am being too tight. Funny how we see ourselves!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful Linda!

LindaHunt said...

Thank you Carol!

Linda Popple said...

I am impressed how you painted the scalloped edge! Just beautifully done. I also remember those metal glasses. My mother had a set with each glass being a different color and my sister and I would fill them with ice and lemonade in the summer. Good memories!

Dusty Pines said...

lovely little cherries - i really like the way you've modeled them - just the right colors - and the glass . . . i gotta try painting glass one o' these days . . . thank you for sharing this!

LindaHunt said...

Linda, I too remember all of the beautiful colors. My favorite color was the red violet or purple. Very good memories to be sure. Thank you for stopping by it is always nice to hear from you!

LindaHunt said...

Dusty Pines, thank you very much for your comments on this painting. Glass is a fun thing to paint but it is challenging for me...hope that you do try it!

Marie Theron said...

You and the reds never fail to charm me. A very lovely painting, Linda!

Amber L. Bailey said...

So great! And nice to hear from you! Great cherries painting Linda. Any art workshops recently? I am in need of one, lol

Virginia Floyd said...

Lovely painting. Very painterly! I remember those metal cups. also. I was a new bride and went to visit my husband's mother. She had a set of them, and we'd drink iced tea in the summertime.

Kerri Settle said...

I love this, the cherries just seem to melt into each other. Beautiful colors!

LindaHunt said...

Thank you Kerri!!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Linda: Coming to your blog is always such a treat. I never know what to expect. I think it's a combination of your color choices and your sweet/slippery brushwork!! But your compositions totally rock too. Keep 'em coming.