Thursday, December 16, 2010

Painting at the Gallery

Ooh, Tiffany Blue, 12 x 12

Last Saturday, my friend, Brenda, played Christmas music on the piano at Huff Harrington Fine Art, while I did a small painting demo.  The Huffingtons served a bit of wine and some fresh cookies and it was a fun afternoon.  The idea was for me to paint a Tiffany box, so Ann and Meg got me a gift from the namesake store here in Atlanta in time for me to have on hand for the event.  I hadn't looked inside yet, because I wanted to paint it first.  Then I couldn't remove/change the ribbon till I finished the painting, which I did here we are... below is the wrapped box, and below that, the contents! 

I was able to approximate the Tiffany blue color pretty well with  my limited palette (ultramarine blue, cadmium lemon, cadmium red medium, and titananium zinc white, in case you were wondering)....I did have some cerulean blue on hand just in case!

Inside was a sparkly crystal votive, complete with candle, which is already now in use...Behind is the painting, in a nice frame by my friend, Munroe d'antignac, of d'antignac Custom Frames (


  1. Sounds like fun! I am also represented by HHFA and I hope to be able to visit one of these days. Love your work!

  2. Lovely and wish I had known...Would love to have seen you do this. I live in Athens. Beautiful and a double present:)

  3. Great painting, Nancy and lucky you to get a "little blue box" with a gift in it. Isn't that what we all want under our trees?

  4. I just discovered you from listening to Blog Talk Radio. Firstly, your paintings are spectacular! Secondly, I really like how you sometimes include the reference photo next to your paintings. A lot of artists do not do that, and I find that it is very helpful to see the photo as well as the artistic interpretation. So thank you!