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09-01-2001, 10:38 PM
18X24 acrylic on canvas

09-01-2001, 10:58 PM
i like the horizontal of reds
the darker left curves
the climbing oranges and descendinding blues
the spacial relation of the front objects to the back object

09-01-2001, 11:00 PM
y'know jerry, this is an awesome piece. great handling of the figure. but i would love to see this as a still life with just the bottle and glass of wine. they are amazing.

09-01-2001, 11:18 PM
you have captured a moment and frozen it in time.... very nice...

09-01-2001, 11:26 PM
the wine is liquid
her skin is warm
the bottle is cold, slick
color blocks well balanced
(good crop from one of those lomos you showed us?)

09-02-2001, 12:19 AM
This is wonderful . As Zotma stated: the wine is liquid...The glass asks to be picked...


09-02-2001, 12:29 AM
there is a new
richness to your colours
and a more engaged
detail throughout

the composition
and the colors
and the shapes
and the light
and the dark
come together
as if they always
had been

i'd say a new plateau

BTW she's beautiful

simon levenson
09-02-2001, 12:35 AM
i am going to regret this though i a fool
that i am not enjoying the colors you are choosing as
those you had chosen when they were brighter
the images are stronger now and i see what people say
and i react to that part of the work the same as always
which is well.
i want bright and i want violent
i want the butter as you say
perhaps elasticity
though i never knew it's meaning then and now

still the images are beautiful
maybe the contrasts have increased
to include more darks which
i never thought of you so much

09-02-2001, 12:52 AM
Really, really exciting and great work jerry! regards, alva

David Acres
09-02-2001, 04:35 AM
Superb piece!:) She looks like an intelligent Woman who doesn't take much crappe!:)

09-02-2001, 08:30 AM
*David Acres, you got her number for sure.

*alva, thankyou, for enjoying this.

*simon levenson, no regret
next maybe more violent butter
elasticity and plasticity I think are here as ever with open form.
yes dark management has evolved.

*Impulse, imagine painting with no black, and no white. I forgot to put them in my bag. funny what can be perceived as a break through. ( I guess if I repeat it I have made the plateu)

*YLCIA, drink, enjoy.

* ZOTMA yes, as giniad guessed the lower left of the to be painted cluster - much cropped! (and I am the one 2 above that - just having put in the batteries for the 3rd time and taking the first lomo shot of my career - meself in a restaurant)

*Jan-Michael, neither captured or frozen nor a single moment. liberated, melted, experience.

*ejfarrae, easy enough to do with friskets and an electronic paint program, but to me they are all props of one composition that I discovered - I did not put them there found them with their hearts beating just that way.

*dornberg, this one is much held together by red paint.

09-02-2001, 09:28 AM
I see wine figuring prominently as a prop in your paintings (and in your life?).

This piece reminds me of Chuck Berk's work.

I am also enamored of the wine glass and bottle (especially the stem of the glass - wow!) - they are very realistically rendered while retaining a strong expressive quality. This is difficult to achieve. But I am happy to have the figure behind them. A wonderful sense of depth is created and an interesting story is told.

I am saving this one for my hard drive collection for further enjoyment. Thanks!


09-02-2001, 09:48 AM
* Cindy, wine may be a symbol - I find it everywhere, I wish Chuck would fix his modem!

09-02-2001, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by jerryW
I wish Chuck would fix his modem!

Me too!!!

09-02-2001, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by ZOTMA
the wine is liquid
her skin is warm
the bottle is cold, slick
color blocks well balanced
(good crop from one of those lomos you showed us?)

also like the detail you put into this one...
and particularly like the color selction too...
the aqua blue at the base of the glass
echoed throughout...catches my eye
one of my favs


09-02-2001, 03:32 PM
jerry, what a great picture. i also like your quote...i see now why you like rumi. i have to admit that i wanted to see that wide expanse of body here. when i saw her face it seemed so intriguing... and as the picture appeared i was suddenly wishing that old bottle and glass would disappear. but, you know, thatīs just my opinion !

09-02-2001, 11:05 PM
it's gorgeous Jerry, love the colors , the lines, the wine, and her presence.:)

09-03-2001, 11:44 AM
*Ceu, quite astute the presence is the key.

* LornaM, I will do others of this unresitant model so you can get a better idea of that. BTW great tiny head today, sory I simplified my Rumi into Lewis Carroll. I think rumi said "drink Me" too but I wouldn't want to risk the quote.

* giniaad, good noticing in your comment.

* Cindy what if we just think together
"calling Chuck Berk,
calling chuck berk ..."?