View Full Version : Abstract with gold

03-20-2004, 05:21 PM

all comments welcome

03-21-2004, 01:36 AM
I love this. It shows great use of space. It seems to need lighter lights, but it could be my monitor. the gold is wonderful too.

03-21-2004, 10:12 AM
reminds of a floating, emergent character (chinese)
like the visual for a spoken word
wispered but strong and important
particularly signified by the gilding in the pronunciation
I like

03-21-2004, 07:51 PM
Lovely painting but I'm not liking the gold. This painting would work without it. :clap: :clap:

03-21-2004, 11:14 PM
I like what you've got here a lot. I like the leaf a lot. I wonder if maybe less of it would be more, though. Or integrated in with the paint more.... something. I love your use of space, though.

03-22-2004, 05:21 AM
I've been looking at this since you posted it trying to figure out exactly what is niggling me about it. Of course photos (especially of metallics and leaf etc.) are so difficult to capture with certain materials because of their reflectability. So, I'm not certain that what we're seeing is in actuality how it is; but, looking at it now it appears that the leaf is somewhat dimensional and hard compared to the smooth soft surface of the paint. I didn't want to say I didn't like it (the gold), because I believe it adds form to the body; however, I will agree with Aurora suggestion regarding perhaps a bit less of it.

Then again, it could be the glare from the photo producing the over-powering effect too.

03-22-2004, 07:44 AM
I like this piece alot.
I especially like the juxtaposition of hard shapes against soft shapes.

03-22-2004, 11:56 AM
Thank you all for your comments...
the gold is a bit lumpy and I think I do need to integrate it more. Not sure how. I'll just sit and stare at it for a while and then one day attack it again. I don't want to loose the lightness of it but I think the darks need to be developed with the gold.

03-22-2004, 09:51 PM
like it a lot, just exacly the way it is. i enjoy the "thickness" of the gold.
the soft colors around, the lines, all of it. :)