Saturday, July 07, 2007

Silver Teapot

30x40", Oil on Printed Polyester
This is an experimental painting I did on a printed polyester fabric. The fabric was very thin, so I stretched it over a heavy cotton duck canvas for support. The top part of the canvas needs to be re-stretched, but other than that I am pretty happy with it. The reddish color cast towards the top is due to the lighting when I photographed it.





























Here is a detail of the reflection in the teapot.

10 comments:

craigstephens said...

Leslie, that is really interesting. The two dimensional flatness of the polka dots running up the fabric make for quite a bit of tension when contrasted with the lovely 3-D modeling of the teapot. I also really like how th polka dots go back into space in the reflected bit on the pot. The teapot keeps switching back and forth between being a solid object and a hole that I'm looking through. Very nice!

D.Wienand said...

nice!
a mix of reality and fantasy is maybe the best..
but I dont know :)

www.dwienand.de

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Craig! I think the idea of painting on printed fabric has some interesting possibilities. The dots going back in the reflection were my favorite part of the painting. : )

Leslie Sealey said...

D. Wienand, thanks for the comment!

Brothergrimm said...

Your reflectiv studies are turning out aces! I like this one alot. What are you doing inthe reflection? It looks like begging for alms...or reading a very tiny book...

David Bogart said...

or taking a picture. :)

Leslie Sealey said...

David guessed it...I was taking a picture in the original reflection. : )
However, I didn't think that really fit the painting, so I removed the camera and changed the hands. That way, it leaves it open to interpretation.

René said...

David guessed it...I was taking a picture in the original reflection. : )
However, I didn't think that really fit the painting, so I removed the camera and changed the hands. That way, it leaves it open to interpretation.


Yeah right, ... now stop meditating and get back to work!

It does make me think more and more of M.C.Escher though

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, René! Sorry I didn't reply earlier, I missed your comment, and I've been out of town.

Doris Joa said...

That is absolutely great. Very interesting and very well done.