Painting a Day – Antique Lamp

“Lamp to My Feet”

5 1/2″ x 11 5/8″ Oil on gessoed hardboard


This painting started as an experiment in trying to paint two surfaces which I find challenging – metal and glass.


  1. wagonized
    October 9, 2006

    What a challenge indeed. My eyes are particularly drawn to the base of the lamp — yet the glass is just as striking as the metal itself. Beautiful.

  2. Pamela
    October 9, 2006

    I had my colors out over the weekend and got a headache.

  3. Renate
    October 10, 2006

    The lamp is just perfect. Bravo!

  4. jill
    October 10, 2006

    love this lamp. i looked at it a couple times last night and then took the chance to look at it again today. it seems to the looker that it was so easy to do b/c the brush strokes are just so sure and continuous. it’s just a joy to look at. if it were mine, i wouldn’t part w/ it!

  5. TeriC
    October 10, 2006

    Gorgeous job on this Karen! Beautiful reflections and love the background.

  6. Marilyn
    October 10, 2006

    you did a marvelous job on this. Reflections are so elusive sometimes.

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