Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Collection of Plates

"Mom - I need to come over and borrow some plates, I'll be there in five minutes!"
Such is inspiration sometimes. I LOVED painting this. Ellipses are freaking difficult though. I've forgotten the challenge of painting circular stuff freehand.


Ivan Chan Studio said...

Oh, my.

I'm really just breathless over this latest work, Michelle! I saw it on one of our eBay groups and I just had to come over and tell you on your blog, too.

Ah! So beautiful.


Michelle said...

Thanks so much. I just had such a great time painting this.

I might have to make some sort of series out of this.

Ivan Chan Studio said...

I really love the patterns--not just on the plates (again, you get such intense detail and realism on a textured surface, I'm dizzy with admiration!), but also the plates themselves!

Their arrangement--swirling and circular/elliptical--remind me of the flowers in your mermaid paintings. There's definitely an attraction to this sort of design and pattern (and it speaks to my heart!) that I would love, love, LOVE to see more of! A vote in favor of a series!!

Take care,


Caylynn said...

That is awesome!

You know what Michelle - when I saw the top painting, I though you were actually painting the *pottery*, that's how amazing this looks. Then when I scrolled down, I realized you had painted a picture of the plates.

You are so talented. :)

Carla said...

You PAINTED that? Holy smokes! That is awesome!!!!

Chris said...

Great work Michelle -- this piece really draws me in.

Penny Cork said...

When I first saw this, I thought that I was looking at a photo, not one of your paintings! Simply stunning! I don't know what else to say!

Penny :)

M.Anderson said...

This is just lovely! The colors and design are so engaging. Hate to repeat others but it does take my breath away.

VIM said...

Michelle, I LOVE this collection of plates....the texture, concentric arches...fabulous. Adrienne aka ambercolumbia