Saturday, May 23, 2009

Apple Martini

I've been diligently painting for my show at The Gallery at 916 opening on June 5th. I'll be sharing the spotlight with Bill Guffy, a very talented artist, check out his site via my link. I've been painting a series of "martini" drinks. Personally I don't care for the taste, but they look so cool. This is my Apple Martini and I adore the greens. The glass and the liquid was a challenge to paint and I'm still tweaking them. This is one of four for this series.

16 x 8
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009

13 comments:

The Vintage Kitten said...

It looks good enough to drink. I like the apple on the edge of the glass. Its very clever how the liquid looks see through, just like a real Martini, its as though its moving rather than a block of colour. X

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Kitten, these were challenging but fun, as a matter of fact, I thought of you as I was painting the "strawberry martini".

Suzanne said...

I dont really like the taste of martini's either, but your painting makes it look so good, I feel like trying one.

Paz said...

Terrific painting. I love the color and glass stem. I'd be tempted to at least take a sip. ;-)


Happy painting!

Paz

The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww thats so sweet of you, HIC! X

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Suzanne & Paz,

Thanks for your comments and Cheers!

Kitten, a special cheers to you!

KOSTAS said...

Wishes from my soul, good success has your demonstration.
Beautiful the subject with amazingly soft colours and most excellent technique!

Apple martini, turned the beautiful juvenile recollections!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thank you for your kind words Kostas, glad you like my Apple Martini!

Gina said...

Wish I'd acquired the taste for martini's now..because yours does look wonderful!...and what a gorgeous glass too!..love how you've included the apple..we know it as a 'Granny Smith'..do you? Gx

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Hi Gina,
Thanks so much, had to hurry and paint the apple slice because it didn't last long under the light. Yes we call them Granny Smith apples too.

Brenda said...

Everything about this is beautiful, Rhonda; the colors, the tilt and shadow of the apple, the lovely glass stem. Love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You did a great job on this painting Rhonda! It looks so real!

I don't care for sweet martinis but I'd drink a dry vodka one with an olive! :-)

Trotter said...

Hi Rhonda! Wow! This one is gorgeous! Even in green... Th4ere are no blue apples; at least for the time being... ;))

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