I have been reading books and watching videos on floral still life painting. It's hard. I picked this pink, Chinese vase up at a garage sale today. It's cracked on one side. It looks like it broke and was glued back together. I will not, of course, paint the cracks in but I thought it was a pretty good deal ($1.50) for a pretty pink vase to use in my still life paintings. One of the artists/author of in of the books I ma reading (Patricia Moran) wrote that she has spent her art life trying to paint blue Chinese vases & how she worried the galleries would get tired of seeing them in her paintings. I understand. These kinds of vases are so pretty. There is a bunch of Chinese writing on the bottom of the vase in the same pink paint as what is painted on the sides. I don;t know what it says but I can't imagine it would be worht anything much all broken and glued back together, but boy is it going to look good in a painting. Oh, and despite all the cracks, It still holds water. I also found a Boggle game because, yes, I am that big of a geek. I was quite excited when I spotted it lying on the seller's table. Sigh, I just LOVE garage sale season. Isn't it; fall, winter then garage sale season for the names of the seasons?
Happy Pink Saturday everyone. Get more of your, 'pink on' by visiting our hostess of Pink Saturday, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.