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cmallav
07-26-2013, 12:29 PM
Thanks for looking! C&C are most welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2013/953108-Storm.jpg

davefriend
07-26-2013, 01:15 PM
Ethereal, mysterious. nice. What size?

cmallav
07-26-2013, 01:16 PM
Thanks Dave! 24 X 24

Jon
07-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Very nice, I particularly like what is happening in the lower left quadrant.

birdhs
07-27-2013, 12:17 AM
Seems very exciting and calming at the same time, feels as if it is moving

cool!

thanx4sharing

greggo

chunbumpark
07-29-2013, 01:39 AM
i really like this! everything is so subtle and controlled

Inward Arts
07-29-2013, 11:45 AM
love the mix of colors. I assume this is oils, no?

cmallav
07-29-2013, 03:09 PM
Thank you Jon, greggo, chunbumpark, Inward Arts!

Inward Arts - This is in acrylics, I like it that you think it's oils :-)

Chaya

friesin
07-29-2013, 03:18 PM
this is wonderful!

Did you have anything in mind while painting it, or did you just let it flow?

cmallav
07-29-2013, 03:28 PM
Thanks friesin! I picked the colors first and then let it flow. I had something in mind when I started, but in the end it ended up nothing like that :-)

Katie Black
07-29-2013, 04:42 PM
Very elegant! :)

jimwhalen
07-29-2013, 04:52 PM
Thanks friesin! I picked the colors first and then let it flow. I had something in mind when I started, but in the end it ended up nothing like that :-)

Picasso said, "One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite else. It is remarkable how little the 'willing' of the artist intervenes."

I love this painting. I wish you would post a larger image of it.

blackcatbattery
07-29-2013, 05:25 PM
The dark spot and streak of red were a nice touch. Balances out and adds contrasting weight vs the majority of more vaporous colors. Is that spot as heavily textured as it looks? Can't tell if it is, or if its pixelated in the photo.
You are already the second person I've seen on here in my brief time getting results from acrylics that I have gone to oils in search of. I'm still too heavy-handed in both media to do it.

Inward Arts
07-29-2013, 06:01 PM
cmallav: May I ask, how on earth did you get acrylics to do that? If you don't want to go into detail ~ I understand, just the basics of the technique would be appreciated.

trufflecat
07-29-2013, 06:42 PM
Nice colors and atmosphere, mysterious, makes me think of outer space. The little red things are a great touch traveling up the middle like that.

cmallav
07-30-2013, 10:09 AM
Katie, jimwhalen, Patrick, trufflecat - I'm truly flattered by all your comments! Thank you!

Inward Arts - I use the glazing technique in order to get the effect you see. I use whatever that's in my sight to paint (brush, pallet knife, cloth, paper, or just my good old hands!) And Oh, a glass of wine and good music helps :wink2:

AprilJoy
07-30-2013, 05:18 PM
Acrylics are magic once you stop fighting them & become friends :)
Beautiful work- it's a commanding piece, hard to look away from :thumbsup:.