View Full Version : Appalachian Spring Dance

05-16-2003, 11:34 AM
24" x 24" acrlyic on textured hardboard. I was inspired by Timelady's work!
I was trying to get a lighter effect. No matter how I try to go light and airy I get earthy and bold. *sigh*
Comments welcomed.


close up:


05-16-2003, 11:36 AM
By the way... I was listening to "Appalachia Waltz" with Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor while painting this.

05-16-2003, 12:15 PM
I think this is nice and light and subtle. Just great.

05-16-2003, 12:43 PM
Mike...thank you for looking and commenting! *SMILE*

05-16-2003, 02:11 PM

Abstraction suits your handling of the paint well. Maybe a glaze of plain zinc white rubbed on/off with a cloth would lighten the piece, if that's what you want, but it works for me as it is.

05-16-2003, 07:45 PM
It is beautiful!

05-16-2003, 08:28 PM
Gareth...thank you for commenting. Good suggestion. *SMILE*

Surreal...thank you!

05-16-2003, 11:56 PM
Beautiful!!! I like Gareth's suggestion as an idea for lightening it if you wish, but, like him, feel it works as is.

Also, I love the detail, which stands alone as a striking composition with incredible color and emotion.

05-17-2003, 11:49 AM
Adrienne...thank you. I had trouble getting a good digital of this painting. It is more like the close up.

05-17-2003, 01:20 PM
This piece is both very light and earthy. The colors aren't too dark. A very nice effect.

The composition looks a bit too balanced and symmetrical to me but I tend towards very dynamic compositions.

Good job though.

05-17-2003, 03:11 PM
I absolutely love the colors ............... but I have this feeling you still have to go on painting !

05-18-2003, 09:30 AM
Dana....thanks! it is a little symmetrical

Gilberte...yes...I need to continue painting *LOL*

05-18-2003, 12:18 PM

i've been a long time fan of your work...mostly because of the striking color combos you choose and the texture you master. if you would have said, "i'd like to try something light and airy" before i saw this work i would have said, "please, no! no! no!"
however, having seen this, i'm so glad you tried it! i really feel you've achieved that light and airy feel, while remaining true to your bold roots. it's a wonderful contrast all within the same piece. i think you combined the inspiration you got from timelady's work with your own unique style prefectly...i wouldn't change a thing!


05-19-2003, 04:20 AM
very beautiful and peaceful, fagan!

ciao, rapolina.

05-19-2003, 09:52 AM
Jolie...thank you for your comments! *SMILE* I love doing abstracts...but I have this really wild streak where I want to do realistic work. *LOLOL* akkk!

Rapolina...thank you!