Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Latest!!!


Tangerine And Open Rose 11x14 oil

I will keep this pretty short, for today, as I am a little tired. Three days of intense study, painting, laughing and joking, meeting new friends and driving in a blinding ice and snow storm, has this gal a little worn out....but happy. I love this painting I just completed! I am thrilled I made it home both nights in a storm! And really happy to have been invited to paint with some wonderful ladies I have just met! Lots of info to tell you all....especially how Jeff works, the lessons I personally learned and some of the fun things we talked about, did, or thought of!
So for now I hope you like this piece...I need to do some work around the house, cook (since I have not done so for three days), shovel off the snow if I need to and just plain relax!!
Loving Life,
Theresa

35 comments:

James Parker said...

The rich, deep colors of this piece remind me of the old masters. Your rendering and the composition are super. I will definitely be watching for more of your work.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

The light you captured in the orange is amazing! You should be very proud, this painting turned out so beautifully!

And I am totally jealous that you just took a workshop from Jeff Legg. His still lifes are awe inspiring. I can't wait to read more about his process and what you took away from the workshop.

Lori DeLozier said...

Hi, T...
The painting is gorgeous! Love the contrast! Can see Jeff's influence, but your stubborn, lovely style, too! I'm so jealous I missed that workshop! Looks like you certainly made the most of it! And good for you! Love, L

Erika Nelson said...

Stunning of course! And just like how I judge movies, I love it when the star is as impressive as their supporting actor(s), then I step back an digest the whole picture and determine it's good eatins! The colors are also delicious! And it still reads as a Rankin ;)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

STUNNING, as always. I am in awe of your abilities!

Michelle Burnett said...

Wow, such wonderful lights and darks. (chiaroscuro?) It's absolutely breathtaking!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

This is magnificent -- that orange just pops out and almost walks away. The grapes are perfect. I love the red reflected light on their undersides.

Take care,

xoxoxoxBarbara

Trevor Lingard said...

This is a stunning painting Theresa.
Kind Regards

Blair said...

Wow. I really like it. BTW, nice blog; very inspiring.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful still life! I can see Jeff's influence. Well done.

Glad you made it safely through the treacherous driving conditions!

Edward Burton said...

GORGEOUS painting, Theresa! It has a wonderful mood to it.

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you So much James!!! I appreciate your support!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Kim...I am happy you like it. Jeff and I have known each other for sometime know...he is a fantastic painter and has given me much good advice. I will be reporting on the procedure before too long.

Theresa Rankin said...

Hey Lori you did miss out it was well worth the snowstorm and ice..LOL! Thank you for your great comment!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Erika...you are always such a dear!!! I am pretty happy with it!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Carol for all of your wonderful support!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Michele...yes chiaroscuro is what it is called!! I love the drama of this lighting!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much, Barbara...I can see those tiny little legs on the tangerine right now and I too love those fat bellied grapes!! LOL!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Trevor!! I am honored!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Blair and welcome!!...I try to keep it readable and uplifting...plus post new work....I appreciate you dropping in and following!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Dean...Yes, Jeff's influence is certainly there...and the driving was a trip!! Thank you for the positive thoughts!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Ed!!! I am glad you are a regular visitor...Your work is fantastic!!

Edward Burton said...

You are welcome, Theresa, and thank you very much - I love your work!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

OMG, this is an amazingly beautiful painting, Theresa! You deserve the rest!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Theresa and good to see you on Facebook!!

Michael Lynn Adams said...

Beautiful painting Theresa. The color, composition, light and texture are in wonderful balance.

I am looking forward to hear about Jeff and some of what you have learned.

I am feeling the pull to do a more complex composition soon and you are setting a great standard. Thank you for the great art and inspiration.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I really like that flower. Such a subtle soft sense of light on it. Very beautiful!

gianlucio said...

Hello Theresa, your works are wonderful! Congratulations! I believe that I will continue to follow your blog ... and I hope that you enter among my readers.
Ciao a presto!!!

Holly Van Hart said...

Theresa, what a stunning still life. congratulations! the fruit looks luscious. all the best, Holly

Edward Burton said...

Hi Theresa, I am giving you an Art Blog Award. Cut and paste form mine. You really deserve it. If you choose to, list 7 things you love and then list 7 fellow bloggers. Then notify the 7 that they have received awards.

Theresa Rankin said...

I am honored once again Michael!! Your work is exceptional and I am anxious to see your next piece! Working with Jeff is always rewarding! I will try to get a post up soon...I am getting ready for a show and putting together some new work....time consuming as you know!

Theresa Rankin said...

Bill/Lisa...thank you for stopping by...and you know what?...My favorite part is the flower also..Thank you!

Theresa Rankin said...

Ciao Gianlucio, grazie così tanto per il bello commento. Sarò seguente!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Holly!! I am glad you like it...I have been busy, busy and unable to blog lately!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Edward...what an honor!! I will try to get to it shortly!