Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Scene's from an Italian restaurant

Hi everyone!  It's been a few days since my last post...  Sadly my "old man" computer finally died.  "He" was over 10 years old so that's a long life for a laptop...but I was still sad.  Luckily my husband is the best guy on the planet and took money out of his savings to buy me a new one because he wanted me to keep going with my art.  He's the most amazing man alive.  I hit the husband lottery with him.
 
Anyway, enough with the mushy gooshy stuff! LOL!  Sort of...
 
My friend asked me to do a painting for her so she can give it to her husband as a gift on Valentine's Day.  She asked me to come up with a painting inspired by the lyrics to "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel.  It's their song.  In the song it mentions a bottle of red and white wine on a table...and she said it would be really neat if I could incorporate a sunset in the background, and also put the date they started dating on one label and the day they were married on the other. Soooo this is what I came up with!
 
Sorry for the poor cell phone pictures
 

 Here are a few progress pictures along the way..

I haven't painting still life in YEARS, so this was a little bit of a challenge for me.  I so used to doing portraits and painting in a different style that this was difficult for me.

18 comments:

  1. These are absolutely amazing. Happy PPF.

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  2. Beautiful work, love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Fabulous! What a great style! I hope the painting is enjoyed :)

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  4. I hope she loves her gift, I would. This is beautiful! Happy PPF

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  5. your still life is great, its ages since I did a still life with wine bottles, they are such fun to paint, and of course to share :) well it is Friday

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  6. I think your friend will be super pleased with the results. The painting is beautiful.

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  7. love your scene from an Italian Restaurant!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy PPF!!!

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  8. It's a very beautiful still life, and I love the wonderful colors. This will be a lovely Valentine's gift.

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  9. Thanks so much everyone!! I just dropped it off to her today and she LOVED it! I'm so happy!!

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  10. very nice painting….what a great gift!!

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  11. A beautiful still life . It may prompt your friend to have a real glass of wine to celebrate the occasion.

    : ) PPF Annabelle

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  12. Wow I know how difficult commissions can be this is gorgeous!! She should love it and him too!! It's a brilliant way to honor their relationship!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Lovely artwork!
    # socialmediasaturday I'm following. Have a great weekend! :)

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  14. Hi there! Following your blog from Social Media Saturday Link up! Would love if you'd follow back :)
    Bel
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4668237/journeys-are-my-diary
    http://journeysaremydiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Thanks so much everyone! Stopping by your blogs to follow back right now!

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  16. Very well done. The glass shows the reflections and refractions. Very nice.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  17. I think your still life is gorgeous, and really like the surreal sky in the background. Happy belated PPF and Blessings!

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