Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sweets from Venice

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These little pastilles in their gorgeous packaging have been waiting for over a year for me to paint them. I bought them at Venice airport solely for art purposes. It’s been quite an achievement to stop the children ripping open the packaging to eat them.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Detlef said...

This is just beautifully conceived and executed.

1/20/2009 9:58 AM  
Blogger Anita Davies said...

The painting was well worth the wait Julie, what adorable little boxes.

1/20/2009 10:11 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

Awesome and, I have to say this, it's just a pleasure to see something that has nothing to do with the event taking place in the USA today.

1/20/2009 6:05 PM  
Blogger gabi campanario said...

i can relate to the fear of kids ripping them open. the painting is fabulous, i can't get enough of this realistic style, it's brilliant

1/21/2009 4:09 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you Detlef and Anita. Owen I'm incredibly happy about the USA event today so this may not be an Obama free site for long.
Gabi I can usually only paint like this when I'm inside and no kids around. As it was, while I painted, there was a constant threat of the littlest member of the family upending my still life.

1/21/2009 8:27 PM  
Blogger Woodland Fay said...

What colours and accuracy. I know these sweeties from Italy and it's as if I could lift one off the page. The box designs are so perfectly reproduced, quite brilliant!
Left a note about your kind comments on my blog.

1/22/2009 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Glyn Boyd Hart

Rachel

1/22/2009 4:06 PM  
OpenID janabouc said...

How charming! Have they been consumed yet? That must have been quite a bit of work with all the stripes and details on the packaging. Fun!

1/25/2009 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love those - bought some on holiday in Pisa/Florence and some for little pressies for family. We started calling them - ahem - "little nipples", for reasons that should be obvious...

2/09/2009 4:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ack! Forgot the bit that was the whole point of making the comment - which was that your painting immediately made me feel I was back on holiday. Made it a special one for me. Thanks :-)

2/09/2009 4:24 AM  
Blogger Woodland Fay said...

Was so impressed by this water colour I thought I'd have a go with advertisement material myself. You are my inspiration again, hope I've done you justice. Many regards Fay http://woodlandfay.blogspot.com/2009/02/old-town-pamplona.html

2/12/2009 8:27 PM  

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