I felt like taking a break from my abstracts to do a still life painting. For several years now, around my Mom’s birthday, I have painted one of her pitchers in her honor. I skipped this year as her birthday was in January, but recently I’ve been clearing out many of her antique items from the estate which we’d kept all these years. I’ve sold some of the silver and have taken boxes of tinware and depression glass over to the Treasure Mart, a local consignment shop. This has gotten me feeling quite sentimental.
I’ve kept her small silver-plated pitcher which does not have much value, but I love the shape. It was down in our dining room and I thought to myself I’m going to do one more pitcher painting in honor of Mom. I also liked the challenge of trying to depict silver. Since we are in the heat of summer, I chose sunflowers. I’ve been thinking and appreciating my three sisters lately and thus I chose four flowers symbolizing the four daughters that Mom had.
It was a fun painting to do and now I’m starting a new painting with the same pitcher next to my cat Tuxie to add to my cat still-life series.
9 thoughts on “Sunflowers in Mom’s Silver Pitcher”
Such uplifting summer art! I remember that pitcher too…looks beautiful with sunflowers!
Thank you Melissa, one of those sunflowers is you!
Such a stunning piece!!💕🤩
Thank you Nabeeha!
Thank you Louisa!
Very cheerful — and I really like the textures that you added to the blue around the flowers, and the table underneath the pitcher.
Thank you Dave! Thanks for stopping by and following, I just went over to your site and followed you back.
You’re welcome, and thanks for swinging by my blog 🙂 Happy painting!