Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
sold - verkauft - vendu

Haven't posted for several days now because I was busy getting two portrait commissions finished, which are surprise birthday gifts, so they can't be posted yet. You will get to see them in a week or two.
Outside it is now gray, wet and cold - on schedule with the beginning of November and
perfect for painting inside. After my series of landscapes and the portrait commissions, I felt like painting a stillife again and was attracted by the soft reflections on our stainless steel kitchen counter. My husband LOVES and collects tins, which has, over the years, resulted in quite a selection of beautiful old and new tins of all kinds, scattered around our house. Here you see a few more recent ones, actually quite ordinary yet graphically interesting tins containing cubes of different stocks, for sale in our supermarkets - and a wooden box of tea - and a carafe for water.

6 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Now it no surprise anymore, ... I can't hardly wait those 3 weeks!! :-D

Nice one again Liza, love the change.

Barbara M. said...

HI Liza,

I always love your work, but sometimes I am flabbergasted at the rich beauty you create -- like today. I just sat staring at this painting, trying to learn how you created this magic. Wonderful.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Hi René,

Well, it's still a surprise for those who are going to receive it!
Pleased you like my painting!

Liza Hirst said...

Barbara, I am thrilled that I can still surprise you!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!

Don Gray said...

Beautiful painting, Liza. Your color is always wonderful.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Don! Your comment means a lot to me!