Saturday, July 09, 2011


5 x 7 acrylic

Available for purchase through my Etsy store

I'm calling this painting complete.  The shooter marble is the larger one, used to propel other, smaller marbles in various adaptations of the game. 

Adding the details to a painting gives me the same feeling as curling up with a favourite book or sampling a food I love.  There's a level of satisfaction in adding the final glazes and tiny details to a painting and seeing it move to a different level of dimension.  The act of creating something that looks 2D from a flat, white piece of canvas  provides me with amazement and interest all the way through.


RH Carpenter said...

Love the bubbles in the glass and the reflection and shadow - beautifully painted.

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Jeanette,
I concur completely! This small work is worthy of the word "amazing".
It took me back to those golden days of childhood, shooting marbles with my brother and a neighborhood friend or two.
I feel like I could pick it up off the canvas and walk right into..."The Twilight Zone".
Great job.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda. Detail work I adore doing, so marbles fit right in there.

Gary, funny how paintings evoke memories isn`t it. Childhood games of marbles were in my head while I painting this too.

Jennifer Rose said...

i think its the shine in the shadow that really makes this piece. most people would have left that out, well done :)

Anonymous said...

Incredible piece. Makes me want to play a game :).
Stay inspired!

Sandra said...

I am astounded by this! It puts mine to shame!