Tuesday, July 5, 2011

deferred pleasure


Looks yummy but eating had to wait...

This morning was fruit photo shoot time. I am creating a file of photos for a new series I shall be working on, probably sometime later in the fall. The series will involve various items being featured in a mug, the yellow mug in the picture above. The plan is for the various drawings to be small in size ( 5 x 7"or 8x10", small for me anyway) and hopefully executed fairly quickly. Depending on if things go according to 'the plan', I may offer these small works for sale matted but unframed. They would be in a price point that would make them affordable for people who would love a work of mine but are unable to buy a larger piece. I am looking ahead to a pre Christmas Studio Tour I shall be part of and I also plan on opening up my home gallery for some pre Christmas shopping dates as well. Yup, I have plans :-) but as it is just the beginning of July all plans are subject to change!

I cropped this next photo so you can see the gorgeous reflection of the yellow mug on the plums. It is so dramatic it almost looks fake, like I must have touched up the photo. Ah the happy surprises one sometimes sees when it is time to start uploading the photos.


The berries started to wilt in the heat and so did I so it was a good time to head inside back to the studio. I don't know about the 'plan' though - as I look at my photo references I am starting to feel the urge to paint big, maybe funky and bold...oh dear...

At least we can eat this mouth watering fruit now!

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Wonderful colors for future works! I think it is smart to do some smaller pieces, too. There are a lot of people around here that suffer from lack of wall space, and the economy hasn't been helping the larger pieces either!

Teresa Mallen said...

Yes good point Brenda, the ol' my walls are full conundrum. So smaller is good, now if I can just get excited about 'small'. :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

yeah i'd be making tarts for all that fruit lol

Debbi said...

Hi Teresa,

I'm glad to see you are back to blogging, and found it interesting to read about your path regarding whether to blog. . . or not! I really like your new photo as well. AND those plums in the yellow mug are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Teresa Mallen said...

Thanks Debbi. It is nice to be back. I really like how the plums/mug pic turned out. Says 'summer' to me, such a time of abundant fruit!

Ann said...

Very pretty! Big, funky and bold sounds fun! Maybe do both? Small studies for larger works? I love the colors with that yellow cup. Lots of opportunity there :-)

Ruca said...

That looks like it will be a real pleasure to paint. I'll be watching for the result.

Teresa Mallen said...

Oh Ann, doing both sounds lovely, I just work so slowly that I am sure I don't have the time. Yes, everything seems to look good in that cup. Using that big yellow cup with its matching saucer fills me with pleasure, it just looks so cheery.I grab it out of the cupboard on days when things seem to be going wrong. Yellow cup therapy! :-)

Thanks for stopping by Ruca. I am working on something else right now so this project is on back burner but hopefully soon...