Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Glass, glass and more glass!

I have been collecting vintage and new tinted glass bottles all summer.
This painting started out as a study of light through glass with only one bottle, and then another and another until it grew into this monster project on a full sheet of paper.

When I was in college one of my favorite teachers was Professor Louise Stahl.
I was lucky enough to get into her Color Theory class Sphomore year.
One assignment was to set up an abstract painting using only the tinted lights crossing 
and overlapping within a light booth.
Since I pretty much just drew my way through college, 
this was very different and challenging for me.
But probably the class I learned the most from that year.

This painting is in homage to a fabulous teacher and a great learning process.

My interests here are reflection, refraction and most of all the light.
I'm a bit obsessed with this idea right now and most mornings can't wait to get back to my table!

I don't know if this will be a keeper but I'll keep plowing through to find out.
I'll be back with more progress.  Stay tuned!


  1. I love seeing a glimpse into your workspace Carmella. It is evolving beautifully, the reflections from the glass on the fabric make an interesting play of shapes. Happy painting!

    1. Hi Celia and thank you! You wouldn't believe just how small my workspace actually is, just a table and bulletin board really, but it's working for me. Hope all is well with you.

  2. Carmella - this looks like it is going to be another beautiful painting. Your work is outstanding. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day.

    1. Oh thanks for the vote of confidence Debbie! Just finished the third bottle and ready to move onto another tomorrow.
      Happy Halloween!


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