'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 20 October 2008

What's it worth?


Waterlily, Bateman's.  27 x 20 cm.   Oils.  Click on it to enlarge image.

It's done!  Three cheers and a big red rosy apple!

Time for my signature and to 'abandon it' as Picasso said.  I'll put it on TradeMe next week.*  
I'll give it a coat of lacquer to really bring out the colours, make it shine, and protect the surface.

I've started the next one.  It's below. A lemon yellow hibiscus with a pink centre.  It's dark ochre/orange because it's the underpainting.  The idea is that it will 'shine' through and 'lift' the pale yellow.  This one is 32 x 24 cm.



* Unless you want to put in an offer for it between now and then.  Email me ...

6 comments:

  1. Hi, came here via the black box. That painting is great! So life like, I'd have put my house on it being a photo!

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  2. Your waterlilies is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it! You did a great job.

    Can't wait to see what the hibiscus is going to turn out like!

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  3. I offer three packs of Aunt Bessie's frozen Yorkshire puddings! This would give you thirty six mini Yorkshires. Just two minutes in a hot oven and serve with gravy. Mmmmm! After all you can't eat Art can you?

    Superb picture by the way you clever, patient woman!

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  4. Thanks folks.

    YP, I'm thrilled you value it so highly. I might yet take you up on your offer. But how will you keep them frozen for nearly 12 thousand miles?

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  5. Beautiful work,it should sell very quickly I would think. You should post more examples for us all.

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  6. Thanks David.
    I hope $o!
    I will.

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