View Full Version : an odd one...BANANAS...study in negative shapes
01-17-2002, 11:44 PM
This one of my personal favorites, it better be it ain't no one elses' 12x16 oil
This work is about shapes...almost only
the reflected light is part to but that was just kinda there ..it's a shape thang!
01-18-2002, 07:46 AM
You never cease to amaze me.:)
01-18-2002, 07:54 AM
This is an excellent still live with the finest looking bananas I have ever seen -- the colours of this study are near perfect, Great!
One question -- why do some of the bananas have soft edges (e.g. the banana on the far right). Note: this is not a criticism but just a question.
Enjoyed the viewing, Thank-You,
01-18-2002, 09:06 AM
It has appeal :)
I like it a bunch :D
Seriously, it is a nice exploration of negative spaces. It does bring up an interesting question.... why are the apples, pears, etc somehow a more acceptable still life fruit than bananas? Rarely do you see a banana in a still life.
01-18-2002, 11:12 AM
This is wonderful! Bananas look fantastic.
JeffG, probably because monkeys love bananas and people do not want to have the same thing in common with the monkeys?:D
01-18-2002, 11:14 AM
Jeff you're funny...About Bananas, well it's what you think
Some people really like them and are afraid of the comments they will induce from the viewer. I did two pretty good banana paintings that, between them, "hung", no pun intended, in some important galleries and museums w/o a single nibble, no pun intended.:evil:
01-18-2002, 11:18 AM
I wanted to really cut loose. I painted soft glowing edges extremely soft so that the tight "hard edges" would be more so. Light glows when it's strong.
01-18-2002, 11:25 AM
01-18-2002, 12:22 PM
.. like the old z placement of a landscape in a still life .. color matching is perfect as usual ..
are you a full time artist? ie. don't have to work for a living, just paint.
01-18-2002, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by cobalt fingers
I did two pretty good banana paintings that, between them, "hung", no pun intended, in some important galleries and museums w/o a single nibble, no pun intended.:evil:
Yea sure...nothing but the sweet taste of bananas was going through your brain (which brain I'm not sure :confused: ) when you made that comment. :rolleyes:
01-18-2002, 01:23 PM
artist, Oh no I never work, it's great!:angel:
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