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Design name: Cherry Jam Still Life Painting - The goal of this painting lesson is to paint glass containers on a window sill, using back-lighting as the light source. This design will teach how to work with a limited palette of color. This is a good design that will help you learn to paint simple metal textures (lids of the jam bottles) Learn how to create a glass container that is filled with translucent jam.
The acrylic painting techniques used are: Wet in wet blending, glazing, and the addition of the 'light' details will provide the student with a strong lesson.
This 16 page e-packet comes complete with over 15 photographs, line drawing and includes step by step images and extensive instructions for the artist to paint along with.
Media: DecoArt Traditions Acrylics
Mediums: Traditions Extender - DAM02
Surface:Artist's stretched canvas
Design size 11 " x14"
History of the painting By the artist:
The Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada is home for me. This fruit growing valley is
an oasis nestled between the mountains. Fruit orchards stretch across the landscape show off their neatly
manicured rows of cherry, peach, pear and plum trees. Spring and summer bring a bounty of blossoms. In
the fall fruit harvests fill the kitchens of every home in the area. As you can imagine, canning and making
jams and jellies are a natural pastime for many of us who enjoy
preserving for the long winters. One bright summer day a few years ago, I had just finished canning my last batch of cherry jam when the
image above caught my eye. I had placed jars of jelly on the kitchen window sill to cool. The sun was
brilliant that day and seemed to light up the entire room as it streamed into my kitchen. There before me
was the striking contrast of reds from the cherries and jellies and the brilliant white bowl and window sill.
Who could resist? Not I.
Posted by Barbara Jansma on 21st Sep 2014
Since I just received the pattern yesterday I have not had a chance to paint it, but really am looking forward to it. Have read the instructions and they are very informative.
Posted by Shirley Ross on 13th Nov 2013
I love these lessons there the best.
Posted by Christine Ambrose - Tampa, Florida on 31st Dec 2010
This is a very different still life. There is a lot to learn about light and transparency. I very much enjoyed painting this.Thumbs up for sure.