Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Black Vase with snapdragons

Oil on canvas panel
 12 x 16" ( 30 x40 cm)
after Daniel Edmonson
$ 300


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Mariano, this is a beautiful painting. I hope you will send it to Alex for the spring competition. It's truly outstanding. All the best and thank you for all the helpful advice you have given me.


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Joan,
I am very pleased with you commenbt thank you, you always too kind! It's a priviledge and a pleasure to be one of your web friends.

Frank A. said...

Hi Mariano ..
First, let me wish you and your family a very Happy New Year ! :~)
And...May you have continued succees with your paintings..

Much to be learned from this piece, Mariano.
I really like the crispness of the foreground edge of the table (with the knot)and the contrast of the parallel lost edge of the table in the background.

Have a great new year.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
Happy new year to You and Family!
It would be great to be successful in my lifetime, but is just a wish ..... the real success is in having so many good friend like yourself.
Thanks a lot for your comments , go and celebrate we will be one year older in a few hours!!!!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Mariano. What a lovely great piece of work my friend. I would say the best I`ve seen of yours. Well done. Your paintings are a real treat to look at. All the best Mariano. I hope all is well.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Vic,
Thanks for your lovely comment,i had a pentimento after Daniel Edmonson critique, so I spent the first 4 hours of 2010 working on it.
Darkened the background, reduced the scattered light on the vase and the highlights on the grapes. Was fun and is a stronger piece now. All is well with us, Happy 2010

Celeste Bergin said...

I really enjoy the colorful darkness of it-- it is not a stodgy still life... It is formal in a way ..but has a decided festive quality--it feels like a celebration --very fitting for the first day of 2010!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
Your comment makes me happy, what a better way to start the new year than painting? I could not have done this without the help from Daniel Edmonson. It is great to be helped by such a great teacher and talented artist. Wishing for you a 2010 full of beautiful art.

Arti said...

This is a truly delightful painting, Maraino..perfect way to usher the new year in.
I wish that the coming year proves to be wonderful and delightful for you and your family.Thanks for being my friend!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Arti,
Thank you very much for your great comment and for the wishes that I reciprocate for you and Family. About being your friend; it's my priviledge and an honor! Best Mariano. I should also add that I angoy your watercolors.