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Bottle Collection FINAL

"Bottle Collection"
oil on panel
18 x 24 inches

I said to a friend recently, a long painting is like reading a good novel - you want to finish it but you're sad when you're done!

This painting took over 3 months, and it's my longest and largest still life yet. Posting photos of paintings online tends to make every piece seem to have the same scale, but this one is significantly larger than any I have done before.

I won't be able to make a movie of this one, but here's a little slide show of all the stages of drawing and underpaintings. You can also click here to see it larger.

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Reader Comments (12)

Each and every addition to this collection blows my mind. Incredible work Sadie!

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Your painting is marvelous.
Your work presents such a challenge to me.
Thanks for the inspiration.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Becker

Really wonderful!

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat Aube Gray

Wonderful is the right adjective... wonderful painting Sadie

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina

It is amazing to see the depth added in the last few stages. Well done.

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

hi sadie... majestic is about the best word to describe my response to this painting. 3 months, wow, i guess you really know your road well to know this is the point i stop. r.

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina qh

Fantastic piece, between details i love the light shadow over the white board. Best, Marco.

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarco Folchi

This is gorgeous. I always love the way forms emerge from a black background - so lush.

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Elder

Sadie, each single one of your paintings posted here goes to a different level of elegance. It is so uplifting and make me realize again why I want to draw and paint -- thanks a lot for sharing your expertise and thought process with us in teaching and blogging...

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElflling

Sadie, that's breathtaking. You really are climbing higher and higher with each piece. Simply stunning.

*runs off to work on something*

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

Hi Sadie-
Your blog is one of the first ones I found when I started writing 2 years ago. Today, quite out of the blue, you showed up as a suggested friend on facebook. Small world, no?

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

wow Susan, cool! Thanks for following my blog so long!

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri
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