Thursday, January 08, 2015

Jug and Glass paintings

I have always liked painting glassware and the Squirrel painting inspired me to continue with the glass theme. These two 'jug and glass' paintings were painted over the Christmas break. The words on the jug are Siegmund's, from Richard Wagner's opera Die Walkurie.

I guess what I was writing about last post was 'inspiration'.  It is such an amorphous concept, but we all know it when we feel it. Why certain subjects inspire one to produce art is a mystery to me, yet why else do we do creative work?

Glass and Jug II
Acrylic on Canvas
30.5 x 40.5 cm (12 x 16")

Glass and Jug I
Acrylic on Canvas
30.5 x 40.5 cm (12 x 16")


Liz said...

I love this interpretation - is it Brian's jug??

Elizabeth said...

No not Brian's jug but a smallish Swedish glass jug I bought years ago as a present, then didn't give away, so eventually started using myself.