Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mini sweet peppers in Mason

Acrylic polymer emuslion on gessoed hardboard, 11 x 7"
Painted April 23 - May 13, 2007, #121

I am not much of a cook. Suzanne, on the other hand can works her magic around the kitchen. I am very fortunate. She is also the one who does the grocery shopping. The minute I saw her remove these mini sweet peppers from the grocery bag, I knew that I was going to paint them. Here in Atlantic Canada, the most common and available brand of mason jars are: Atlas, Bernardin, Consumers, Domglass & Kerr. This Ball mason jar is a flea market find. The star here is the light coming from the window, the clarity in the glass, and the colorful splash of yellows, oranges, reds and greens inside the jar.


  1. Another beauty! You are inspiring me to unearth the old canning jars I have stored away somewhere, and put them to good use... as artist's models!

    Thank you for sharing your work through this blog. I am enjoying it very much!

  2. Alvin Richard13/9/07 9:46 PM

    Liz, your comments leaves me speechless. Thank you!

  3. The way you captured the reflections and transparent quality of the glass is amazing! Look forward to seeing more great stuff!


  4. Alvin Richard13/9/07 11:16 PM

    Thanks Andrea, I have more to post later...stay tuned.