Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cornered (altered) (Sold)

This is a redo of a painting posted on May 13th. Each time I looked
at it, I felt dissatisfied. I'm becoming aware that my quest for painterly
effects sometimes overwhelms the subject. If I want to continue
painting figuratively (and I do), I'm going to have to find a better balance.
I'm happier with this version.

While playing around with cropping in photoshop it occurred to me
that I don't exploit composition enough. Taking a portion of a setup
would be a good thing for a 6 x 6.


martinealison said...

Je suis heureuse que vous soyez maintenant en harmonie avec cette toile qui vous gênait.
J'adore l'ensemble de vos couleurs qui résonnent parfaitement comme aujourd'hui au son de la fête de la musique.
Gros bisous à vous.

Kathy Cousart said...

Love that brushwork and yes cropping can lead to dynamic compositions. You got it for sure....yay for you.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I love that rich dark brown background against these golden pears, painted so lavishly with areas of thick or thin paint. A thing of beauty!

Jane said...

Wonderful pears and wonderful composition, love the richness of the paint.

Virginia Floyd said...

Well, I loved the first version and now I love the second version! The darker background adds a richness that is beautiful. But I didn't miss it in the first version. Both have wonderful depth. Great job, Lorraine!

claire christinel said...

Gorgeous colours and texture Lorraine. These paintings your doing must be really special in real life. Yes cropping is a wonderful tool and I like what you did in your example. Do you use a view finder? It's one of my most precious tools. Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment. I haven't been posting as frequently as I've been so busy with a variety of things, but hopefully by Fall I will be back to my usual schedule. Cheers!

Carol Flatt said...

I've always thought the composition in your paintings was just outstanding, but you are right in adding cropping as an additional tool. Often, there is (are) a whole new painting(s) within the original.