[Watercolor painting of a drinking glass]

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[Watercolor painting of a drinking glass]


Watercolor painting--United States. [LCSH]
Tumblers (Drinking glasses) [LCSH]
Still-life painting [LCSH]


Watercolor painting on a drinking glass half filled with clear liquid (likely water). The cylindrical glass is taller than it is wide and widens slightly from the base to the top. It is viewed from the side. The background is painted in a wash of extremely pale gray-blue, with broad strokes and lots of white space left behind; the brushstrokes do not attempt to cover the entire paper. Because the liquid in the glass is clear, the background wash shows through the glass. The surface of the water is painted in darker shades of gray-blue, as is the bottom of the glass. There's a light reflection underneath the bottom of the glass; there is no apparent surface underneath the glass, so the image of the glass is simply floating in this painting. Dividing the painting into quadrants, the majority of the glass would appear in the center of the lower right-hand quadrant. The edges of the glass are implied in places, with thin, broken lines in shades of blue and gray-blue along the rim of the glass and the sides. Pencil sketch shows through still in places and helps define the edges further. The paper used here is much lighter weight and thinner than the paper used for the pieces in the rest of this collection and its texture is finer, as well. This paper looks to have been torn from a pad; there's evidence that the previous page didn't tear cleanly and a little bit of that page is attached to this page still along the top edge.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: watercolor on paper
Extent: 22.8 x 30.3 cm


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Watercolor painting of a drinking glass],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed May 22, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/772.