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Antique salt shaker

24 Jan 2013
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Antique, green glass, salt shaker. Salt shaker drawing is 2x6 inch. on 9x12 Strathmore drawing paper. HB graphite pencil.

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jcurry wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 4:13 PM

 Beautiful job, Catherine. The glass and even the mishapen top is perfect!

Charlie Gunn wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 4:49 PM

OK, Catherine, where is the pepper shaker?  Very nice drawing.


C. Brown wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 5:19 PM

Thank you jcurry! I vowed that this year I would learn how to paint glass no matter how hard it was.

LOL Charlie, thank you. The other green glass shaker is the same color green and also has a beat up tin lid. The difference is that it is square with a checked design instead of simple vertical lines. If I did that one too and did a good enough job on it I could frame the two in the same frame and tuck it away for a Christmas gift. You're a genius Charlie!

curtis wood wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 5:40 PM

nice glass work, and great detail.

Charlie Gunn wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 5:57 PM

Catherine, I don't know about that genius part. Haha

C. Brown wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 6:14 PM

Thank you curtis! Best tools I've found have been the Papermate Tuff Stuff eraser stick and then I sharpen the end of the eraser stick to a fine edge using a Staedtler Mars sandpaper lead pointer that cost me a whopping $0.89 plus tax at Blicks Art. It's amazing the detail work you are able to do using those two tools together.

on 24 Jan 2013 7:12 PM

Catherine, so glad you posted this! A wonderful portrayal of a tough subject - glass with rippled surfaces and ellipses.

richard j t wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 9:09 PM

It's amazing what you can create with just a graphite pencil.  It's a beautiful drawing.

RAUL wrote
on 25 Jan 2013 1:53 PM

Lovely memories!

C. Brown wrote
on 25 Jan 2013 8:17 PM

Thank you Alex and richard! RAUL those old green glass shakers do have a certain something about them don't they?

philo.yan wrote
on 25 Jan 2013 11:11 PM

You have succeeded in giving it that glassy feel. Good job C Brown!