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Orchidacea
12-16-2005, 09:51 PM
My obsession with apples and napkins continues....

This is 16 x 16 on Wallis.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2005/41088-Yellow_Apple.jpg

Deborah Secor
12-16-2005, 09:57 PM
Whoa, Kim! Very nice. The shapes are very compelling. It's almost an abstract...if that apple weren't so touchable looking!

Deborah

DrBrad
12-16-2005, 11:33 PM
Neat!
Love the glowing colors.

Beanie
12-17-2005, 12:35 AM
Kim this is really beautiful. The colours glow, there are interesting shapes and, even though its a 'still life', it is far from 'still' .... lovely movement in the curves of the napkin. I don't know anything about 'abstraction' and such but if you spueeze your eyes up the shapes and tones work very well without knowing what the subject is.

It is a joy to look at.

Natalie NZ
12-17-2005, 03:24 AM
Very dramatic Kim with the apple the star of the show. Fabulous colours.

maddy777
12-17-2005, 07:28 AM
oh that's lovely Kim!

Orchidacea
12-17-2005, 07:39 AM
Thanks, everyone!! Deborah and Lesly, that's what I was after--I wanted something that looked quite abstract but really isn't. I like abstracts and I like realism, so I decided to go for some abstracto-realism, lol. I really like paintings that are kind of a surprise.

E-J
12-17-2005, 09:40 AM
Really unusual! Those folds emanating from the central point remind me of a macro shot of a flower, but this is much more intriguing.

Bringer
12-17-2005, 10:21 AM
Mnham Mnham Mnham... ahhhh delicious !!!

Regards,

Josť

John B
12-17-2005, 10:27 AM
Kim I really like this painting the colours are absolutely luscious. Great movement and interest throughout, it glows.

John

Orchidacea
12-17-2005, 10:48 AM
EJ, Jose, John--thank you for your kind words. I loved painting this one! (I think I feel a series coming on....)

Paula Ford
12-17-2005, 12:03 PM
:eek: WOW, this is gorgeous Kim!! You're mastery of pastels just continues to grow daily!

Paula

Mike_Beeman
12-17-2005, 02:08 PM
Wonderful painting!!!

Mikki Petersen
12-17-2005, 06:02 PM
This is so well done, I cannot begin to praise it! Gosh, Kim, have you done a review of your work over this past year and congratulated yourself? You have shown remarkable growth in your skills in a very short period of time.

Mikki

bjcpaints
12-17-2005, 06:13 PM
Wow! You know how to make a still life - alive! Gorgeous!

KJSCL
12-17-2005, 06:52 PM
Kim, this is stunning. The colors are wonderful and the composition is just great. WOW.

Pinecone Conniff
12-17-2005, 07:17 PM
I had to jump back from my monitor when I opened this painting!!:wink2:
POW!! Color! Definitely abstract realism...Awesome!:clap:
Annette

HarvestMoon
12-17-2005, 07:37 PM
kim- good thing for us that it does- really a beauty...
linda

Pat Isaac
12-17-2005, 07:42 PM
This is really great, Kim. You have achieved your goal and it's a great series.

Pat

Nicoclaus
12-17-2005, 08:49 PM
Wow! Absolutely wonderful:clap: Could be your best one sofar IMO:)

CindyW
12-17-2005, 09:29 PM
Kim, LOVE IT!!!!
The fire colors are just about my favorites and this is just so striking a piece!
I like how the little apple stem looks like the stamen of a flower and the apple is the middle of it...and then it feels as if the apple is on stage with moving theater lights directed on it....lovely with all the energy!
Cindy

binkie
12-17-2005, 10:26 PM
What a simply gorgeous apple!!!!

binkie

jramoyo
12-17-2005, 11:22 PM
I love it!

Orchidacea
12-18-2005, 05:10 AM
I don't think my email notification is working properly--I had no idea so many people had responded!!

Thanks to all of you--your warm praise really makes my day!! I had my doubts about this subject matter, but it seems to have worked out okay, so it's on to the next one!

Merethe T
12-18-2005, 10:31 AM
Gorgeous work!! Like others have alredy said - wonderful movement and beautiful, vibrant colors, I love it!!

ponting
12-18-2005, 01:54 PM
Kim this is one of your very best. The simplicity of both colour and design are what make it a superb piece of art. If it hasn't sold already, it certainly will soon.

Cheers, Dianna

Orchidacea
12-18-2005, 05:42 PM
Thanks Merethe!!

Thanks, Dianna--I'm glad you got to see it!

Masque
12-19-2005, 10:42 AM
Kim, thanks for the PM and thanks for sharing. I am incredibly complimented that you like my stuff and that you can appreciate my weird sense of humor is frosting on the cake, but gotta tell ya, little lady--if I could make my colors literally SING as you have in this piece, I would be one very very happy camper. I surely do envy that.
Gloria

meowmeow
12-19-2005, 10:48 AM
Fabulous! The limited palette works so well here...the composition is terrific. It is a really interesting combination of abstract and lifelike....amazing how you have done it. And yes, you have made amazing progress over such a short time...you obviously were storing all this good stuff up there somehow. Good for you, lady! YOu have worked hard and it really shows!

Sandy

Orchidacea
12-21-2005, 12:21 PM
I lost track of this thread....Gloria and Sandy, thanks for your kind words. They really mean a lot. I've learned from both of you--gotta love a good forum!

scall0way
12-21-2005, 04:08 PM
Kim, I'm just going to have to stop looking at your paintings, because I have run out of superlatives to describe them! LOL. This is absolutely ________ ! Gee, what word can I use that I have not already? Stunning? Striking? Gorgeous? Fabulous? Incredible? Gosh, I'm sure I have already used all those already.

Orchidacea
12-21-2005, 04:29 PM
LOL, thanks, Debbie!!

Fozbot
12-21-2005, 06:14 PM
such drama for an apple and a napkin. Kim, this is just excellent!

rach35
12-22-2005, 09:15 PM
Wow such rich beautiful colours, what a vibrant piece of work,great, i really like it