Friday, March 2, 2012

Clarity

Here's another white on white painting I mentioned a couple of posts ago. The glass is one I found at Goodwill. My daughter tells me it's a double shot glass. Who knew?? I was pleased with how it turned out. The 'egg' inside is a big chunk of tumbled glass I picked up somewhere. It's translucent and has sort of a mother of pearl color sheen to it. Here's the groovin' music I painted to. (To continue looking at the art while you listen, right click on the colored word 'music' and go to Open Link in New Tab.)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

2 comments:

Dottie Leatherwood said...

really love the red background peeping through! The combination of the warm red and the warm/cool whites is great. I keep finding new details to look at.

The Muse of The Day said...

Hi Brenda, you have NO IDEA how cool it into be gone for several days and come back to see what you have done- TWO whole new series' worth of paintings. I am sure the white on white business is a challenge most painters hold back on attempting, but yours were quite successful. As you know, I am a sucker for strong directional light and the painting "White On White" posted on 2/26 has that light; and quite successfully, the roundness of the white cups comes through for me. In the series with the paint tubes, the background greys all did what you were after - the colors popped. My favorites, there, were " Lemon Aid" and "Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Persimmon". In both the directional light plus the highlights make the paintings seem to have a life of their own. In the one with the persimmons, the shadow side of the paint tube seems to be dark enough to really balance out the highlight ... So much so that my eyes go back and forth between highlights and shadow vs. fruit and paint tube. For some reason both these paintings seem to "be saying" something more to me, perhaps it is your attention to the intensity of the light. I do not know, but they both have stepped beyond the "exercise" level of simply fruit juxtaposed against the paint tubes. Do you feel that as well when you look at them? Good to see all this work, it keeps my brain and eyes "on" - I need that. Seeing your paintings is like taking visually dissolvable vitamins. Carolina