Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Antique Book"

16 x 20
oil on stretched canvas

I've used this old book in another still life set up before and love how the light plays across the cover and other objects. It's a Shakespearean book dated 1858, beautiful with a gold embossed cover and spine. Being so fragile, just by opening it, it causes pages to loosen, therefore it is not handled very often. 
If you follow my blog, you know how much I painted in the month of January...a great start to the new year, but I've slowed down the daily painting this month since I am getting ready for a number of Spring shows. That involves a little more time dealing with special frames, hangers, entry forms, etc. This is one of the entries I have submitted to one of the shows and will find out in several weeks if it is accepted.


  1. Hi Ann...I think this is a beautiful piece and it just tugs my heartstrings. Several reasons...the old book (I so love books)...the sense of long ago (the colors)... If it is available for sale, I'd love it!

  2. So fun to see your 30 paintings on a postcard. Such a warm and beautiful palette. This piece is another beautiful example of your rich color scheme. Best of luck with all the show work and entry forms. That part is not a lot of fun.
    You need to make a stop in B'ham during your travels and paint with me.

  3. Very sweet painting blog! I adore the horses and the children the most! Glad to read you are back to painting after a period away.