Friday, January 26, 2007

illustration friday: red

impossible vacation 5

This is one of those paintings that doesn't reproduce well, but it's definitely red.

After a flurry of blogging, which was easy to do while I got the rest of my post-holiday life settled again, I am once again painting so I guess I've run out of words and only have pictures in my head. It can't last. I did, however, make a discovery of the visual arts and music variety last night: CBC TV's programme, Opening Night. Pop over and check out the clip of actor Chas Lawther's humorous foray into the world of art. Update: It's been removed now for next week's preview.

One little gem of wisdom during Lawther's half-hour segment came from the art expert he interviewed. He declares that people don't buy art like they used to because of a fear of looking stupid. I can see it. Whenever I walk into a Granville Rise white-wall gallery I want to hide in the corner rather than have to talk to one of the gallerists, regarding the very anti-haute-couture outer me (and very carefully crafted to achieve that look, I might add hee hee) over their Chanel specs. Come to think of it, once they catch a glimpse of me they don't want to talk to me either, so it's a nice little system.

Next week, Elvis Costello, Holly Cole and Jim Cuddy are in the line-up, so I'll be back. Guess I'll have to catch up with Grey's Anatomy in summer reruns...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think we have anything like that on the box here. There are a couple of chaps who could do it, but when the stations are mostly stabled by Packer, Murdoch...well, you know what comes from stables!

26/1/07 12:01 p.m.  
Blogger Teri C said...

Wow, my eyes are going in circles. Great job!

26/1/07 12:48 p.m.  
Blogger Ces said...

Wow! This is so unlike your other paintings. I love it. I wish I could enlarge it and see the details. Wow!

26/1/07 3:08 p.m.  
Blogger Hellcat said...

Your painting is pure fiery fury! MWAHAHHAHHHAAAAA

26/1/07 6:03 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This is different but still I see your signature style in this! Beautiful! I knew you would pot something great for Red!

26/1/07 6:11 p.m.  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Wow! I wish I had half the energy of this painting!

26/1/07 10:05 p.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

I'm crossing my eyes to see the 3D image hiding in there. Now I'm too buzzed to go to bed.

26/1/07 10:52 p.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Looks like one of those test your colour blindness tests - I see red - is that okay?

It also looks like you've gone Eschereque and have made lots of birds swarm through it transforming as they go.


And all this IF redness reminds me that I once did an analysis of all the paintings in an open exhibition to see what the ones that had sold had in common.

Most had a small, not overwhelming, splash of red at their focal point.

27/1/07 2:19 a.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Blogger made me, Dinah, annonymous!

27/1/07 2:30 a.m.  
Blogger Frank said...

at first sight - I saw a flock of crows on fall fields... this piece is simply great!

27/1/07 6:57 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I like your new painting too, I was also disappointed when I clicked on it and tried to enlarge. I'm overdue for an eye exam and am starting to need larger print!

I hear you on the carefully crafted un-coutour.

27/1/07 7:16 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Sorry about putting the not-so-subliminal advertising in when you click the photo. It's just that the enlarged version isn't much bigger and is not very good quality, so I did the next best thing. :) This painting is actually 2 1/2 years old so I didn't have a great quality image of it. (And sorry, Dinah -- I guess Blogger did that to your original comment after I finally switched from Old Blogger to New Blogger.)

27/1/07 8:09 a.m.  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

htwow...i love this red thang of yours.
your etsy art arrived today. i LOVE it. i also love the angel fish you stuck in there.

27/1/07 8:45 a.m.  
Blogger Bibi said...

That matches a Pollock any day of the week ... and you know how much they sell for! ;-)

27/1/07 9:17 a.m.  

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