Blog of Michigan classical realist painter Thimgan Hayden. See images of recent portraits, still life paintings, and landscapes and read about my explorations and musings on materials, methods, and artistic experiences.
Monday, January 18, 2010
French and Californian Wines
This fall I had fun working on a pair of 19 x 42 inch wine-themed paintings commissioned for a specific spot in a lovely home on the shore of Lake Michigan. The items are all pulled from the owners' home making it all the more personal. It's tricky getting all the parts to play together. An item such as the candelabra is quite elaborate in itself, yet is supposed to retire a bit in the presence of the wine. Also, both pieces needed to relate to one another without becoming redundant. I was happy with the result... Salute!