Sunday, March 30, 2014

Crawdaddy Lure

Alla-prima studies from my Pochade Box.
Alla prima comes from Italian, literally meaning "at once". The French term is premier coup.

This antique fishing lure is one item from a collection of things and heirlooms my wife has held onto of her grandparents. It is just beautifully crafted, hand painted and made of wood, my research finds it is probably from the early 1920’s and made by James Heddon, Dowagiac, Michigan. I love the idea that her grandfather was probably fishing for Walleye or Muskie on the Great Lakes with it, making it a family treasure.

Crawdaddy Lure, 7 x 5 inches, oil on panel © Jim Serrett - Click here to bid.

Pomegranate - Punica granatum

I had to paint a pomegranate, isn't it on every painters bucket list? Certainly an exercise in the color red, with several variations of the red family in warm and cool, and it was more difficult to turn the form then one would expect. 

Punica granatum, 5 x 7 inches, oil on panel © Jim Serrett - Click here to bid.


Explore - Question - Learn - Enjoy, Jim

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