Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shadow Paintng

Arrangement for Ukulele, oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches, 2011
This week's prompt over at Illustration Friday is shadows. A good deal of this painting is about the shadows cast by the objects. So I hope it fits the bill. This piece was part of my one person show last month at Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia. I believe the paint was still wet when I dropped it off. I hope I canpry it out of the frame because of course I now see several things I'd like to fix!

8 comments:

Curious Art said...

Perfect choice for the prompt! And I can just smell the magnolia blossom...

Vicki Smith said...

Lovely!

Sue Pownall said...

This is lovely. I especially like how the flower leaps out towards the viewer.

I hope your exhibition did well.

Monika Roe Illustration said...

Beautiful and serene! Love your work!

K Cummings said...

The colors on this one are so complimentary and harmonious. Especially the deep red of the wood and the blue green wall color. The oranges added knock it out of the park. Beautiful!

Whatever said...

Wow! That is literally all I can say. This piece is stunning. Puts my "shadows" to shame! You are truly talented!
xo Deirdre

Sue said...

Thank you for your comment on my Illustration Friday ‘Shadow’ post, which led me to your beautiful paintings. I’ve enjoyed looking around your stylish blog site and roaming further via the links, especially to view your book designs.
In this image the shadow gives significance to the Ukulele, and both substance and depth to your painting as a whole. I’ve taken several photographic series where the shadow is the subject itself, and find it interesting where an internal lighting set up makes the shadows veer off and merge in several directions at once.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Thank you everyone! I forgot to check back for comments till just now. What a lovely surprise, all your kind words.
Yes, the show did well, at least well for me. I sold five pieces and was commissioned for a sixth! That's good by my standards.

I am not usually what you would call a BIG seller. I think my work tends to be a little hard-edged, brightly colored and cartoonish which is not to the popular taste for soft edges. soft/dark colors, and more traditional subject matter. But I can't seem to help myself! ;-)