View Full Version : It's a New Day

12-18-2009, 06:25 PM
This one is a 12X12 on canvas. My daughter moved into her first apartment with 2 roommates this summer. When I went to visit I was captivated by their dining room table for some reason! Hope you like it. All C&C greatly appreciated.


Carole A
12-18-2009, 08:23 PM
Very nice painting Karen. Looks like a very inviting room. I especially like the seat warmer in one chair :cat:

Carole A

12-18-2009, 10:09 PM
Lovely, Karen...well done! :thumbsup:

Georgi :cat:

Kathrin G.
12-19-2009, 03:01 AM
the cat is gorgeous :heart:
I really like the clean cut feel this painting has :thumbsup:

12-19-2009, 04:49 AM
Love the shadows Karen and the cat was a nice touch:)

12-19-2009, 12:36 PM
Thank you All! It was an interesting one to do for me. I added the cat because the flowers were the only natural element and they felt isolated to me. Plus, even though it was all the angles and contrast that attracted me to the scene, I felt that a viewer would be drawn in by the accessible cat and then flowers, and then maybe take a step further and appreciate the, I don't know, tableness I guess, of the table. I think my focus is all about slowing people down to appreciate things that they normally just pass blindly by. Maybe that way more of us could be happy where we are in our life and not always feel like it wasn't "enough".

Lady Carol
12-19-2009, 02:16 PM
Hi Karen, what a lovely little painting. I think you have done well with this. The perspective on the table top. The cat IS a nice touch.

12-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Beautiful - Great composition, nice light and shadows and the colors are very eye catching and invite the viewer into the painting. I find the cat's tail distracting - it's origin looks un-natural and it appears to be a bit skinny - I would have left it out (actually I would have left it under the cat) but that's me. All in all I really like this painting a very inviting scene.

12-19-2009, 08:40 PM
Oh, I like this! What a great idea to add the cat!

12-20-2009, 01:40 PM
That is a very nice little scene, and I love the addition of the cat!

12-20-2009, 09:28 PM
Very lovely, great colors and reflections!

12-21-2009, 09:38 AM
It has a wonderful contemporary feel. clean line, I love the red table it says, "look at me, Im interesting". Well done

12-21-2009, 11:58 AM
Very nice work. It has a clean, graphic feel to it that gets softened up nicely by the cat and the flowers.