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arourapope
03-29-2004, 02:08 PM
Hey.
I started a new still life series. This is the painting that did not want to be. I've been struggling with it for about two weeks now. But I think it's as far as it's going to go, and I figured I'd post it for ye.
It's 12 x 32, oil on panel.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-wallflower1.jpg

ordie4
03-29-2004, 02:09 PM
good depth.
the starkness is
well done. the
struggle was worth it
imo...

VieSaintSo
03-29-2004, 02:42 PM
this is different from any stilllife i ever seen! what a great idea,and well executed, great depht. On another roll, Aurora!

Gareth
03-29-2004, 02:48 PM
That's a real gem Aurora. Any chance of a detail?

arourapope
03-29-2004, 03:25 PM
woops. Sorry. Forgot about the detail. Here ya go:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-wallflower1detail.jpg
Thanks for the eyeballs, Folks. This is the 'artist block' series. :p

Gareth
03-29-2004, 03:30 PM
That's just brilliant.

ordie4
03-29-2004, 03:44 PM
That's just brilliant.

ditto

pipicacassosso
03-29-2004, 04:36 PM
Yay Aurora. A wallflower without one single flower. Nothing but a rusty ring of cold metal. I dig it, man. Well executed. Struggle is showing. I've always thought that works of art showing a clear struggle are much more meaningful than the smooth flows. Compare a Van Gogh with a Toulouse Lautrec for example.

somerset
03-29-2004, 04:41 PM
I love things full of meaning with freedom to chose your own!
How true are the colors of the lower third, especially the earth colors and blues?

arourapope
03-29-2004, 05:49 PM
Hehehehe.... struggle. Oi yes. Can you see the hairs in there that I yanked out? The colors at the bottom are close..... maybe a bit more ochreish, but awful close. It was a limited pallet (pallate?) of titanium white, french ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt umber (or it may have been raw..... I think it was burnt, but the labels on my tubes are covered with paint.), and a wee bit of burnt sienna and some prussian blue. The prussian blue snuck in, I swear, without being invited. It jumped onto the knife.

ZOTMA
03-29-2004, 06:59 PM
I'll third the 'brilliant' (or whatever number, I lost count)
the empty is so good
the missing
the quiet impact to the chest

and the stuggle that isn't
you resolved it so well

muchfoolishness
03-29-2004, 07:29 PM
very tight sad beautiful clever

Smileawhyl
03-29-2004, 08:35 PM
evidence of the never seen

pathos, nostalgia and brilliant invisibility!

madrigle
03-29-2004, 08:59 PM
wow! such stark lonliness. briliant!

James

Tamana
03-29-2004, 11:18 PM
A humbled beauty; a simple grace. It has a commanding presence upon a memory that the emptiness allows the viewer to paint...

Touche'.

heh
03-30-2004, 09:52 AM
evidence of the never seen

pathos, nostalgia and brilliant invisibility!

aurora, pretend i said that first :p

french ultramarine is the king of all colors
and the damsel that dreams

ejfarrae
03-30-2004, 01:37 PM
i agree with zotma,
the empty is so good.

just the right balance of sadness and truth.
love it.

dig the realism too.

SanDL
03-30-2004, 07:36 PM
I'll echo previous comments, too.
Empty frame. Many meanings interwoven, all resonate.

arourapope
04-01-2004, 04:34 PM
Thanks so much!!!! My husband doesn't like these. He keeps saying I should have something in the frame. So your comments mean a lot; they mean I'm not completely nuts maybe even. :) I've got a second one going now, and I'm pulling my hair out on that one too. Hopefully I can get it done a bit sooner than I got this one done though. I love old walls....

sue ellen
04-01-2004, 05:36 PM
I love this painting!
So isolated...so empty... yet so full of life! This painting is emotionally moving.
Your palette rocks too! :D

Can't wait to see the next one

Dahzl
04-03-2004, 06:25 AM
Simple, symbolic and speaking in volumes !

Just Beautiful Aurora !


Cheers Dahzl :D

Ali the Cat
04-03-2004, 09:51 AM
Love...white....skriumptiousity...solitary.....significant

:clap: it's great.

Laura Tasheiko
04-03-2004, 08:01 PM
Great concept, beautifully rendered, Aurora! L :)