- Oil paint on Linen
- Painting: 24 x 45 cm (9.5 by 18 inches)
- Outside Double Frame Measurements: 36 x 57 cm (14.5 x 22.5 inches)
- Available, and framed
Olives and Oil
How to paint a rich red in various tones of light and shadow is a skill that painters must learn. Another one is how to paint a shiny white porcelain object by using non-white paint (because the whitest paint available will be the highlight on the glossy ceramic.
The green object, green olives in a transparent glass bowl in this case, is for color contrast and fun. I have done a couple of these paintings because I am so drawn to this rich red color.
I chose the soft yellow wooden box to add a cozy warmth and soften the dark background.
To top of the tastes of Italy depicted, I had Salvadori Cornici Bottega D'arte in Pescia, in the heart of Tuscany, frame this oil painting on linen.
She is a lovely little piece to add or start your art collection.
Kelly Borsheim, artist
P.S. If you enjoy this painting, you may also like Chianti Wine, Cheese, and Grapes Still-life Oil Painting: