1. Christina
    August 24, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    This is amazingly realistic, right down to the reflection on the bottom edge of the jar. I really like it, but then I love olives.


  2. bdelpesco
    August 24, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

    Jars of honey, jars of olives…. it’s all good when you paint them! This one is beautiful. (Just like the rest of them.)


  3. Chris
    August 24, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

    I’m compelled to comment … I really like this one too Jeff!


  4. John Haynes
    August 25, 2006 @ 12:04 am

    Ok, Jeff, the olives look good enough to eat. When do we get to see the martini? 😉


  5. Luis Colan
    August 25, 2006 @ 12:59 am

    I love this…I like the light at the bottom of the jar. Very nice.


  6. Jeff Hayes
    August 25, 2006 @ 2:39 am

    Thank you all very much!


  7. Chris Howard
    August 25, 2006 @ 3:20 am

    Stunning as always, Jeff, but the question we all want answered is, did you have to adjust the olives inside the jar to set this one up?


  8. Jeff Hayes
    August 25, 2006 @ 3:28 am

    Hey Chris – I think we must have been commenting on each other’s blogs at exactly the same time!

    Yes, of course, I took out each individual olive and gave it very explicit instructions on how it should pose once it was back in the bottle 😛


  9. Jon Conkey
    August 25, 2006 @ 4:27 am

    Artist, musician, traveler; this is a true “renaissance man”. Thanks for adding me to your link list, your paintings shred, what a cool style you have! JLC


  10. Jeff Hayes
    August 26, 2006 @ 4:14 am

    Thanks Jon, I’m enjoying your blog as well.



  11. m collier
    August 26, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

    Love the drama of the lighting.


  12. Tracy
    August 26, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

    Hi Jeff, I agree with everyone-beautiful! It seems to me that your work has really started to “pop” since you began using a very dark background.


  13. Jeff Hayes
    August 27, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    Thanks M, Thanks Tracy – well, I think changing something about the way one works can have really positive effects. In my case, it involved redesigning the shadow box I built last year to make it truly dark. This really opened my eyes up to the lovely effects that can happen when a brightly lit object is set against a genuinely dark background.


  14. tonypetersart
    August 29, 2006 @ 5:18 am

    I love the subject matter, you handled those olives quite well. That’s a nice greenish light on the bottom. Might be one of my favorites.


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