Painting pewter is much easier than glass. I did not have to worry over transparency like I did with the overturned goblet. Colors used here were, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna and Titanium White. Oh and a bit of Zinc Yellow, I mixed into the white to warm the highlights. The Dutch were fond of painting symbolism into their still life works. Can you find the hidden skull in this painting? It represents death or the brevity of life. This painting is called a Vanitas painting and is all about getting right with God, because even though this world is wonderful and full of pleasures, before you know it, it's over.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
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