BLISSFUL-BOHEMIAN

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Work






I wish you could all come over and see this painting, because these photos actually make it look awful, the white behind the red glares and the graphite glares and graphite marks disappear. I am trying to save up to have professional photos taken for the gallery disk, but with all the vet bills lately I have not been able to. The above photo is as close as I could get as it is a bright sunny day outside and that is not the best light. I have included lots of detail photos, so I hope you can get an idea of the painting. The red is a cherry red, not this Orange red that you see, also the red is not near as intense. For this perfectionist, this makes me go GRRRR! When I get better photos done I will put it on my ETSY site. This painting is of a root I found while hiking, it is titled "Root" :-). Oil stick, and graphite on cradle board, 20"x 20", click image to enlarge. I always love your comments. I must rush as I only have a half day left to paint! Happy Sunday!!! XOXO

16 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Annie - this piece is fabulous. And on my computer screen - I see the color as red - not orange at all and I see lots of graphite marks - maybe what you're seeing is how your computer is reading the colors!

I love the composition in this - and the root and the colors . . . .

Kisses to you & your great work!
xxoo

Annie said...

Judy, Thank you! You could be right, computer screens all read the colors differently. Kisses back! xoxo

Angela Recada said...

wow-wow-WOW! I LOVE it!
Hugs to you and the critters,
xoxoxo

Annie said...

Angela, Thank you sweetie! xoxo

Kate P said...

Ooh. . . reminds me of a Georgia O'Keeffe, if that is a favorable comparison.

Lubna said...

This is nice. I think the photographs have come out well. I would call this painting: Taking root. Or perhaps new beginnings. Red reminds me of new beginnings.

yoborobo said...

Hi Annie! LOVE it. It reads red here (say that five times fast). It has an anatomical feel - like the human heart, which I think it interesting since it's a root. Symbol of so much either way. Beautiful piece. xox Pam

sukipoet said...

the close ups show the marks well and i esp like the angled photo of the whole canvas. i see red also. original and interesting.

Annie said...

Kate, I don't see it, but I don't mind it being compared to Georgia O'Keeffe :-).
Lubna, Pam and Suki, Thank you!xoxo

ArtPropelled said...

After getting a new computer screen and having to do all the colour adjustments I havn't been able to get the colour right on my screen. Very frustrating, especially when looking at my photos!
After reading yoborobo's comment I can see and really like the idea of the root being a human heart in this painting. I also love all the graphite markings.

studio lolo said...

Oh my!!! I adore this! I think you have entered a new "zone" this past year Annie.

I see red as well.

I love the pod, or whatever this organic form is. I also like Pam's idea of a heart.

You, my dear, are on a roll!

xo
Lo♥

Barbara/myth maker said...

Maybe your monitor is not calibrated correctly? because I see red. It's a fantastic painting, love the textures, and separation of color.

~Babs said...

I'm also seeing red, not orange.

A thistle!
I couldn't think of it for a minute, but that's what the image looks like to me.
And I like thistles a lot!

Spiritual Quotes said...

Hey I'm a first time visitor of your blog and am quite impressed with your paintings! A fine blend of texture and colors!

Regards,
Ronit

becky said...

I do like the balance of light & dark, and the texture in your paintings you know I always love. Still working out how I can get up that way & when, so I will let you know when I get it figured out!
:)

Suzanne said...

I've come back to look at this picture every day, having strong feelings, but not sure what to say. I think back on how amazing it's been to see your journey as an artist. This picture seemed so powerful to me - it appears simple in way -- but something about it has been so powerful. Today I flashed on the Knights Templar -- there is a old religious resonance to it for me. I'm not an art critic, all I can say is this painting "feels" powerful and confident to me. It feels like it resonates with archetypes in my unconscious. I really like it, Annie.