Friday, March 16, 2007

Two new paintings

I felt like I was in a bit of an art slump today...I think because I haven't painted anything for a week since my mom was here. Anyway...I decided to do a couple of small abstracts to get the juices going. Not sure how I feel about these though. James says he likes them...but they are more "primitive" than the last ones. Hmmmmm...could he mean primitive in a primary color composition...or just blech! If you have an opinion...please do let me know. I always welcome constructive criticism to help me change and grow in new directions.

This weekend, I will be working on finishing up the changes on the Border Collie painting...and two still lifes. Hope I have something to show you in a day or two.

Have a fun weekend!
Go on working freely and furiously, and you will make progress" - Paul Gauguin


Ro Bruhn said...

They're both fabulous, (I use this word alot especially for things I really like).
I think the circles in the top one are great and the composition in the bottom one is terrific, I lke the way you've repeated the green from the edge of the painting into the elipse, it's made continuity and tied the whole painting together, sorry to waffle on, but it's great.

Karine said...

I like them both. They are so lively! Your colors are warm and playful, too. I am hoping to come to the reception for the NCAA juried show, and I will look for you. I'd love to meet you.

Jill Beninato said...

I am more drawn to the second one...I think it is because I am not a fan of primary colors...The second one's colors work better for me and I love the motion and texture of the piece as well. My brain doesn't think very abstactly, so I am really impressed
with the work!

Garden Painter Art said...

Wow, I'm fascinated by these paintings because they are so not your style. Yet, they are composed very nicely. I like that you used some pink to soften the primary colors.

These paintings would look beautiful hanging together as a set.

Garden Painter Art

Kate said...

Since I like flowers - I'm drawn to the second painting. There is a wonderful sense of exuberance with the colours and the composition!

Keep doing more of these! I like them...