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jimwhalen
01-29-2014, 05:25 PM
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 36"x24"

This one is very different from anything I've posted here before. I was inspired by the old Stevie Wonder song of the same title and just went with it.
It was very difficult to get an accurate photograph, so I have included a close-ups to show the detail.
Honest C&C please.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/1121432-1-P1040100-001.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/1121432-1-1-1-P1040098.JPG

abstractca
01-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Awesome work Jim, creating a mystique and powerful presence. Iconic and yet kinetic, the colors are perfect

trufflecat
01-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Like ribbon candy and a starry night sky. Such glowing colors, I love it!

jimwhalen
01-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Thanks Tanya and Susan. The colors are more accurate in the closeup than the overall picture. I'm snowbound today and probably tomorrow. but as soon as I can, I will take a better picture outside.

birdhs
01-29-2014, 09:50 PM
Very wunnerful,
I am fondest of jewel-tones, never been fond of softly touches.
Richness is enhanced by the washes and multi-layer-colorered textures.
well conceived composition
verry verry wunnerful

tanxfersharinwidus

greggo

Katie Black
01-29-2014, 11:17 PM
Great composition, and wonderful colour, I also like it vertical too....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/620452-1121432-1-P1040100-001.JPG

My thoughts on this one........The central ribbon, has a band of yellow at the very end, I feel like this needs to be subdued very slightly, textured even, similar to the yellow band on the left of the painting... it seems to make a difference...but really its a nit pick and you may just want to leave it...really interesting and carefully thought out!

jimwhalen
01-30-2014, 11:42 AM
Thanks for your comments Greggo and Katie. I do like it vertical, Katie. Due to uneven lighting, the yellow area you're referring to Katie, appears brighter than it is IRL.

Ishka Baha
01-30-2014, 02:02 PM
It's got the X-factor written all over it. Let it fly!

davefriend
01-30-2014, 03:24 PM
I liked it from the first time I saw it. There is a sparkle and vividness to the painting. Are you going to do more?

jimwhalen
01-30-2014, 03:41 PM
Thanks Nikki!
Thank you too Dave. Are asking if I will do a series like this?

Here is a much better photo of the painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2014/1121432-1-1-1-P1040114_2.JPG

Jon
01-30-2014, 04:19 PM
This work is a ribbon of joy! It simply makes me feel good. :)

3243
01-30-2014, 05:56 PM
I dig this. The ribbon reminds me of a couple of strands of DNA for some reason. The ultramarine blue of the night sky works well with all of the other colors in your painting.

jimwhalen
01-31-2014, 09:39 AM
This work is a ribbon of joy! It simply makes me feel good. :)

For a work to make someone feel anything, I believe is a successful piece of art. But to bring joy is extra special...thanks for letting me know that Jon

Thanks 3243. When this piece was almost finished, I also thought about DNA strands. :)

trufflecat
01-31-2014, 02:17 PM
Delicious and transporting. That's how it touches me.

jimwhalen
01-31-2014, 02:28 PM
Delicious and transporting. That's how it touches me.

Thanks Susan!

Steeldolphin
02-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Very nice work Jim, the line, colour and texture all work very well together to transport me along.

doctoring in arts
02-01-2014, 01:28 PM
The colors look bright and happy... the painting is mood lifting..

Hairy wolf
02-02-2014, 03:11 AM
Very accomplished.

Sable Wand
02-02-2014, 01:37 PM
This is beautiful! The ribbons due truly sparkle! This is a wonderful a piece of work that instantly made me smile.

jimwhalen
02-03-2014, 07:45 AM
Thanks, Chris, Subi, and DeVonna I appreciate your remarks.

gulden
02-03-2014, 06:42 PM
love it! especially the background, with its blue color and stars!!
Well done!