Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kitchen Memories, Pastel, 15" x 19", painted on Wallis sanded paper

© by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved.

I have a fondness for kitchen gadgets from the 1950's and 1960's.  I collect dishes, enamel ware, tins, ceramic pieces, anything that looks like it would be fun to paint.  I like the colors and shapes, they make nice subjects for still life.  I painted this from life, and because nothing really could rot, I was able to take my time!  This was done back in 2004, and much to my surprise it was accepted into The Pastel Society of America's annual show that year.  Again I was giddy and excited, it is such an honor.  Over the years this painting has won some nice awards, it has served me well. 


robertsloan2art said...

I can see why it's a winner! It's gorgeous. The rich colors and textures are compelling. I like the way you used those vintage towels under the objects too, that really completes it perfectly and gives a cheerful atmosphere.

It sets off a lot of fantasies about good food and good times.

Christine DiMauro said...

Thanks so much Robert, exactly the feeling I was going for, memories of times past in Mom's kitchen..... The towels are vintage too, I got them cheap at a really neat shop that sells everything "old".