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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Day 10/30: J is for Jar / All Things Southern

"Hope in a Jar"
Oil on Gesso Board
If you follow my blog, you know that for the past few months every Wednesday I post a special "All Things Southern" Feature.  During the month of September, I've been participating in a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, so I've detoured a bit, but I'm making a slight effort to do something through the week that could be one of our Southern treasures.  The Mason jar certainly is!  Not only do some of the most loved Southern produce get put up in these for the winter, they double as tea glasses, flower vases, "spare change holders" name it!  So, that's why I've named it "Hope in a Jar".  I think of how it serves as a piggy bank for so many kids or how my grandmothers put up peas, preserves, relishes in them so we could enjoy them at Christmas. 
Now, if the point of this 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is to make me stretch, then let me just say, "OUCH!"  I wiped this off three times before I finally decided I could go with it.  The thing is you have the ever-irritating ellipsis to deal with; the glass; the reflective surface of the lid; and the challenge to get it done quickly because it's a daily painting thing....not a weekly painting thing!
After painting melting ice cream yesterday and this jar today, I probably should have gone for the "30 Things You'll Probably Never Paint Again" Challenge!
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Pati A said...

This piece has amazing reflections!

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love the color in your light and reflections - it is beautiful!

Barbara said...

Oh, thank you both so much! I got pretty frustrated a few times, so I'm very glad you like it! Thanks for the comments!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Cette peinture est adorable... j'aime le travail de la transparence de ce pot en verre.

En ce moment, je confectionne mes confitures et ce dernier pot serait fort utile ! ☺
Gros bisous

Barbara said...

You are precious, Martinealison and I'm so glad to have your comment! :) I bet your jams are delicious!