"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"....you 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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