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Monday, November 22, 2010

#10 Dom Perignon Cork - Sheryl Hawkins

I enjoy using wine corks as painting subjects. I love to paint corks because there is an abundance of detail and each one is unique. I like the different logo designs stamped on them, along with all the nooks and crannies that make them one of a kind. Most of the corks I have are wine corks, but there more than a few champagne corks also. Christmas, New Years, anniversaries- they deserve champagne at our house. With the holidays almost upon us, it made me think a champagne cork would be a good watercolor. I have painted many corks in the past, but they have all been close to their true size. I wanted to try out larger than life corks. I have to say, it was lots of fun- more area to work with meant more fun with the details.


Kelly said...

Cool! Love all the variations in the cork, and I really like the twisted wire.

Elva Paulson said...

Beautiful rendering of what could be a rather dull subject.