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-- 25 March, 2007 --

Bowl in Reflection

Bowl in Reflection
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.

Our teacher pushed us this week. We started out painting cut lemons in glass jars resting on a piece of brushed aluminium. What colour IS brushed aluminium, anyway?

Then he set up this big glass bowl of fruit on a large, gold framed mirror. Not only did the mirrow reflect the bowl but also the night darkness beyond the windows of the studio. Lots of very bright colours and the black of the outside darkness which really was black.

The last challenge was a beauty and we had so little time to do it. He filled some glass jars with liquorice allsorts, put them on top of a sheet of clear acrylic which was balanced on some empty glass vases on the mirror. AHHHH! To make things worse, I was trying out acrylics for the first time.

By a stroke of great good fortune, the Everyday Matters Challenge Mistress has made bowls this week's drawings challenge. I am sure the this picture counts.


Posted by robynls at March 25, 2007 6:20 PM

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Love the reflection! I love yo blog. Great inspirations. Your faces are wonderful!
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Posted by: Valerie at March 26, 2007 2:04 AM

Must be hard to do reflections, but you caught it.

Posted by: bb at March 26, 2007 2:26 AM

Hey, this is really cool! What a great exercise to draw it on a reflective surface. Neat! :)

Posted by: laserone at March 26, 2007 5:35 AM

You were set a challenge and half, weren't you? You've done a grand job with this bowl and the reflections.

Posted by: Carole at March 26, 2007 6:10 AM

What an incredible challenge. I would have found this one very hard with the glass and mirrors. Well done.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Posted by: Susan hosken at March 26, 2007 11:54 AM

Wow, what a nice bowl! This must have been quite a challenge to draw a clear bowl, on a mirror, with additional reflections. It's like super drawing!

Posted by: emma pod at March 26, 2007 1:27 PM

Your teacher would really scare me, Robyn, the way he/she makes you jump through hoops - but you've risen to the occasion, your bowl is very pleasing to the eye. Now I want to see the allsorts.

Posted by: Robyn at March 26, 2007 8:27 PM

Nice job. Reflections are very difficult anyway, but to combine that with glass? Wow, that's a tough challenge. Kudos for meeting it.

Posted by: Sherie at March 27, 2007 12:55 AM

I thought of doing a glass bowl of colored jelly beans but shyed away...afraid. I admire your courage and applaud your rendering of the bowl of lemons. I think you caught the reflections and the feeling of the setting. I really like this piece. Bravo!

Posted by: mARTa at March 27, 2007 1:50 AM

You've done a wonderful job on this bowl an its reflection - how brave you were to take this on!

Posted by: Caseyc at March 29, 2007 11:09 PM

Looks awesome Robyn...the reflection is great! nice colours too!

Posted by: Anastasia at March 30, 2007 2:34 PM

Hi, Robyn. How are you? Guess it's getting to be deep autumn for you now. Hadn't heard from you in a while and just wanted to say I'm thinking about you!

Posted by: Sioux at April 18, 2007 5:21 AM

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