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Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 2013 MB Challenge

WOW, another month. I'm so proud of me and Diana and Suzanne for sticking with this for so long. It has become an anchor for my painting and I look forward to it!

This month's challenge was from a guest artist, Julie Ford Oliver. "Vintage" played so well into my drink series...

Absinthe was a reputed 'drug' that caused insanity, all the rage in the late 1800s in Paris and in New Orleans. A greenish clear liquid was poured into a special glass, then a slotted flat spoon...silver of course...was laid carefully over the top of the glass. Two sugar cubes next, then water was slowly drizzled over the sugar until the liquid started to turn cloudy. These utensils were very ornate, and I happened on one in the shape of the Eiffel Tower.

so without further ado...


"Absinthe"
20" x 16" pastel


“Old Hotness”
Oil on Canvas Board 8"x6"


"Old Red"  20x20"  oil on linen
©Suzanne Berry
http://suzanneberry.blogspot.com/




"Brown Betty"
Oil
©2013 Julie Ford Oliver




8 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Fun series you are doing, Vicki!

Smithsonian ran an interesting article about absinthe a few years ago... maybe it was a decade or so. I'm not finding it at the moment but if I run across it, I'll send it on to you.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Hi Vicki - what a creative concept and design. The painting is beautiful and I really love the colors you used.

suzanneberry said...

So beautiful and the perfect painting for vintage! I love that word too absinthe! Wonderful composition!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Diana! I'd enjoy the article...there is a real mystery about Absinthe! My New Orleans friends at the Degas Pastel Society mentioned their town's fascination with the drink too!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Julie! Thanks. I think I'm in love with sage green and cream now, for some reason!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks so much Suz! I'm having fun letting my inner graphic designer out to play in my concepts lately. I had that firmly stowed away while I learned how to use the materials. I think I'm going to let it out for awhile to see what happens :)

Randall Cogburn said...

Nice teapot! Need to get me one of those.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Randall. That is Julie Fords painting, and somehow the link to her is missing. here it is...be sure to go read her own blog about the teapot. http://juliefordoliver.blogspot.com/