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Monday, March 2, 2009

It does a body good



“Antique Milk Bottles”
Hand painted in oil on archival panel
8 x 10 inches
20.3 x 25.4 cm
original: not for sale at this time


This painting is complete. The two antique milk bottles came from Klondike dairy farm in North Carolina. I’m originally from Wisconsin, which is the dairy state. Some of my relatives are dairy farmers and others are retired dairy farmers (but they are not all dairy farmers). I did spend some time as a child at a couple of those farms and these bottles remind me of them. Well, I had a lot of fun making this painting even though I was interrupted by a lot of things in the process. I hope anyone reading this has enjoyed my “in progress” postings to this blog. I don’t think I’ll do “in progress” postings all that often.

22 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Bravo, John! This is wonderful. Wow, it really blows me away!

Anonymous said...

The painting is fantastic. You are blessed with talent!

Tatiana said...

Lovely! Very clean and ...refreshing! ;)
Good work.

Nina Ulana said...

Interesting to read you probably won't opt for "in progress" postings. I'd be interested to know why. Also interested in why the progess was posted. The finished work is beautiful.

cornel said...

I like it
great work !

R.S. Evans said...

Nice job, John.

Edward Burton said...

Amazing work, John! WOW.

Fito said...

Excellent works, veo que puedes adaptarte a otros estilos no realistas. congratulations, saludos Fito

Stephen Gardner said...

It's really great to see realism like this, very inspiring.

Vesna Designs said...

You are a master of your craft ...inspiring realism!

José said...

Hi John,

You have a great work of art here.
What most called my attention were the convincingly realistic reflections on the table.

Best regards,

José

Kathy said...

Beautiful and appealing rendering!

Julie Beck said...

I LOVE this painting!!!!

April Jarocka said...

Very nice John. I'm a realist painter aswell (seascape artist at the moment). I see you're interested in Photo-realism. If you're interested, hop on over to my blog and have a read of my latest post on the subject. I'd be very interested to hear your story. You're very welcome!

Nithya said...

Wow.. this looks so real. awesome one. Love your works and your blog. Keep it going. :)

Liz said...

Wonderfull works.Congratulations! Liz

Sadia Hussain said...

Remarkable! Very realistic!

Ron Bhatia said...

This is very well done John. Very inspirational and masterfully done.

Luzia said...

Perfect!

' Natalia said...

Outstanding!!!I love your work, myself being an artist striving for realizm. Although in what I do I can't go crazy with to much detailing (time is money;) I belive that one day I'll be able to show what I'm 'made of'. Keep up good work!

ORGANIZED CONFUSION said...

Incredible realism
Thanks for sharing and inspiring
Angla

Shelley Whiting said...

The reflections and shadows of this piece are amazing and beautiful. Impressive work.