View Full Version : Wallflower2/ oil

04-11-2004, 01:56 PM
Finally got another one of these done. I did some even more serious hair pulling on this one, and wound up cropping a chunk of it in the end. Mame talked about "preciousness" at one point, and I ran head long into that problem with this piece. But I think the crop gave it a lot more strength, though it's a really strange size now (24 x 29.75). I wonder if you guys think I should emphasize the left (our left) side of the frame more, or if it works better like it is?


I never got to say thanks for the comments you guys put on my last couple of posts. They're way down on other pages now and I don't want to pull them back up, but thank-you. :) Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

04-11-2004, 06:11 PM
Hmmm. I'm thinking the proportions are fine but maybe a little more contrast...

Shadow of an Angel
04-11-2004, 07:08 PM
Disorienting. To look at it, the piece somehow makes me dizzy. I like it. I love your brushstrokes for ever.

-Lurker Nic

04-11-2004, 07:19 PM
This is stunning-beautiful-historical.

04-11-2004, 07:25 PM
I like the crop. What bothers me is that sliver of white on the inside of the right stretcher. It gives the illusion of the wall being raised within the frame. But I still love the forlorn feeling, reminds me of that beautiful song "There's a ghost in this house" but I can't remember the singer . . . bluegrass roots . . . hmmmmm.

Fascinating solitude.

04-11-2004, 08:35 PM
The crooked perspective lends an 'out of place in the world' feel. The white doesn't bother me because I related it to a door frame; however, maybe just a few deeper values from the veiwer's left might work. I keep thinking about that rising out of the darkness, or shying away from the light...all a matter of perspective; as this is.

Wonderful accentuation with such a limited palette. You are the only person I know that can take such a minimalization of color and breed it with a canvas until it produces a painting.

*bows respectfully*

04-11-2004, 10:17 PM
i am charm by what i see...a smile, a tender smile of appreciation and wonderfulness and warmth that you pass on to me everytime i see your art :)
now ...for a more indepth critic; excacly what Tam said! (Thanks agan Tam for putting the rigth words ;) )

04-12-2004, 07:23 AM
I think this is a very powerful frame allready. The problem is the edge of the canvas, my eyes are falling of on the right side... I wonder what would happen if you actually frame the whole picture?

Hm... dunno


04-14-2004, 05:05 PM
Hey hey!
Well I took into account what you guys said (thank-you sweet people), and I messed some more. I think it's done. It's as far as I think I can get it right now anyway. This has been a really tough series so far. I guess that's a good thing, though....
Here's the update, with a bit more contrasts, some darks, and hopefully a stop gap in the run away corner:

and a gift for you:

04-14-2004, 07:50 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's beautiful!! (The flower too) ;)

That wispy wisp of blueness...:) My favorite part is what appears to be a in the plaster of wall.

Thank you for the flower too. :)