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madrigle
03-30-2004, 08:07 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2004/39777-Grandmacomplete1357_for_wc.jpg

Hi, just thought I would post another piece for you all. I did this one after my Grandma past away last year. You can read about more of my motivations, and see some process pictures here:

http://madrigle.diaryland.com/030125_43.html

Thanks,

James

TeAnne
03-30-2004, 09:16 AM
Nice work James, I will check the site, have it bookmarked. I believe in art healing. It helped me when My Mum passed over.

heh
03-30-2004, 09:36 AM
its strange for me to see this
timing
last weekend marked my grandmother being gone for a year now
and before she died, when she was in the hospital,
she said she wanted me to paint a portrait of her
and i havenít yet

itís a nice painting
the white gives a lucid memory feel
smells like spring
and thatís always a good thing

VieSaintSo
03-30-2004, 03:13 PM
in enjoy the light in this one, a lot. :)

AllisonArtworks
03-30-2004, 05:58 PM
I totally love it! :clap:

Tamana
03-30-2004, 09:18 PM
It reminds me of the window in a poem I read once entitled "She wore White Shoulders." Yellowed pale rose from time and dust and sunlight uncleaned by anyone since she'd passed. The one right beside her dressing table with her favorite bottle of purfume. The one that allowed the sun to comb her hair every morning...

that window: the River Jordan after she entered the boat.

madrigle
03-31-2004, 07:24 AM
oh Tamana, that is beautiful! I always enjoy reading your observations on people's work.

Thanks,

James

axxxel
03-31-2004, 11:41 AM
it makes me feel like an "asymetric" Mark Rothko..

arourapope
03-31-2004, 05:14 PM
Very elegant.

madrigle
03-31-2004, 06:00 PM
it makes me feel like an "asymetric" Mark Rothko..
Yeah, he's my main artistic influence at this point. I've had the opportunity to see many of his pieces here in houston. I abhored nonrepresentational art till I experienced him.

James

ZOTMA
03-31-2004, 06:59 PM
you're doing 'emotion field' well
did I miss the dimensions and media listed?
something about rothko is the size
one is really enveloped by the vibe, warmth, cold, depth etc
of a given piece by him (at least IMO for those I've seen live)
because of their ability to fill your eyes
(if close enough, one really feels *in* in the work, I like that)
his work didn't even really catch my eye in books, I had to experience it live
I believe his work takes that kind of intimate perusal
so I'm wondering about your work, the size of it, the impact live
(which we can't know over the internet, wish we could)
your blends and the delicacy of palette in this piece are quite fetching
even if small format
looking forward to seeing more of your work and the emotional range therein
by the way, this is a great gesture in the memory of your grandmother

madrigle
03-31-2004, 08:55 PM
you're doing 'emotion field' well
did I miss the dimensions and media listed?

hi Zotma, thanks for all your wonderful input. I agree completely with your views on rothko. There is an intimacy in his work you just can't see unless you are standing in front of them. The dimensions on this piece are 30" by 40" a bit small I usually work on 3' by 4' canvasses and have done a 4' by 5' piece. The media is liquitex and utrecht acrylics with utrecht and liquitex gel and gloss mediums.

Thanks,

James

Tamana
03-31-2004, 09:13 PM
oh Tamana, that is beautiful! I always enjoy reading your observations on people's work.

Thanks,

James

You're welcome. And, thank you. :)