2x3in. Oil on linen/board
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"Happily rolling along together."
Painting is really like a sport. It takes continuous practice to stay in tune with your skills. I loved painting these marbles, but had 3 starts before I got rolling along. In my first start I realized after I had the drawing done I had drawn it upside down when I looked at the notch for possible hanging on the backside. On my second drawing and after I started painting I felt they were too big. Finally on my third attempt all worked out; they were "just right". Needless to say I felt a bit rusty after the holidays. Happily it doesn't take much time to get back in sync with an old love!
(My still life set up)
I continue to be enamoured with marbles. They bring back a plethora of childhood memories. My friends and I had fun playing for hours with them! I remember every Easter I would be delighted to receive a new bag of marbles.
As many of you know I am in love with reflections and anything shiny! Marbles hold all these characteristics. I love their glassy look and how one can see depth when you peer into these glassy globes. I am also fascinated with their appearance and reflections on a glass table top. They are a bit mesmerizing!
When I was a child it was these simple pleasures that created cherished life long memories. Marbles existed before the advent of technology and brought hours of fun!
Do marbles hold special memories for you?
Wishing you cherished childhood memories!