Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Green & Yellow

























The slight jump in size to 8 x 10 gave me the opportunity
to include more stuff but challenged every brain cell. It
was a good exercise to choose which elements would fade
and which would dominate. I wanted to paint great glass
but there was so much going on in the bottle it competed
with everything else. The bottle's shadow: those first few
strokes on virgin canvas were heartbreakingly beautiful,
but in the end, had to be sacrificed. Even when I figured
out what needed to be done, it was still hard to do it effectively.
 

20 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the abstract feel of this. The colors are beautiful together. Really cool. Is that a knife blade where you signed? Like it.

Linda Popple said...

Love this! The colors are amazing. I would like to see this in person!

Kathy Cousart said...

I like the colors and the loose feel to this also. Shadows are awesome.

martinealison said...

La lumière flirte avec les ombres et les couleurs... Tout baigne dans une ambiance chaleureuse.
Bises

Kathryn Townsend said...

Lorraine--I love the abstract qualities and color harmonies of this piece. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

claire christinel said...

Wow Lorraine you're really going abstract! I love it! Great colours, lively brushwork, and the limes are to die for! Well done.:-)

julie davis said...

So glad to have found you, Lorraine. I've really enjoyed looking though your blog and look forward to following your work.

Pétales de fées said...

J'adore ta façon de traiter la couleur et la matière ! Ces jaunes et ces verts résonnent bien avec la lumière du verre et l'ombre du fruit !
C'est très beau !
Bisous

Virginia Floyd said...

This is gorgeous, Lorraine! The bottle's shadow is still beautiful. To my eyes, the bottle and its shadow are what make this painting stunning! I think this may be your best work yet. Great job!

bricarwaller said...

Lorraine, this is spectacular!!!! I love the warm light. I don't know if you use artificial or natural lighting to light your still life, but it looks like the warm winter light that I've been getting. Just fabulous!!!

claire christinel said...

Hi Lorraine thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy our process sharing. I responded to your questions in my new post. Looking forward to your next painting!

Shirley Fachilla said...

I love the bottle (the remains of the bottle!) and the color overall is gorgeous.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

cette composition est résonnante de luminosité dans des tons de beiges bruns ocres et verts: magnifiques, j'aime la façon dont tu as traité ton sujet sur la toile, bravo c'est superbe!

Randy Saffle said...

Great work, Lorraine! Excited to see more.

Virginia Floyd said...

Lorraine, I hope all is well with you. Will you be at Carol Marine's gallery show this evening? My daughter and I will be there. She is an art teacher, and she'll come by after school. I hope to see you there!

Janice said...

love it! Big thick juicy strokes!

Peinturesetaventures said...

Great harmony in this painting and you're right, not so easy to achieve. I can feel the texture also. Helen

Caladh said...

Beautiful painting Lorraine! The shadow and reflective light of the bottle is wonderful. It's a great bottle, and I like all the shapes and colors you used, and the application of paint.

SYLVIANE said...

Wonderful great painting, Lorraine!The greens and yellows are fabulous!

Stephanie Berry said...

I really like the abstract quality to this. All nice paintings!