Sunday, August 17, 2008

"Let's Roll" - SOLD


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5"x 7" Oil on gessoed board.

I'm on a roll here with the still life paintings. I guess if one sticks with something for awhile they might get good at it, so I'm stuck for a while. I once again painted on the Ampersand Gessoboard and this time gave it a coat of the black gesso as a base color.
The actual painting is a bit warmer than I could achieve in photoshop , especially the background green and the table top. Oh how we all have our whoes with the photography!

6 comments:

Jennifer Young said...

FWIW, I see a lot of warmth in the background on my monitor. Very nice piece. Soft and peach-fuzzy. Maybe I'm weird, but my favorite part of this painting is the way the edge of the table is handled. That, combined with the background give it a very "old world" feel.

the_kennman™ said...

Thanks, Jennifer. FWIW I don't think I'm done with this, that is if I want to give it anymore time. It may just stay a study and I'll do a larger piece someday to make the changes. I think it lacks something - no interest. I was thinking of picking a bit of peach branch down the street and introducing some leaves. Also, I thought a very subtle window pane light shape/highlight on the right side of the wall might be interesting. Kenn says it's not worth it, go on to a new piece. I guess I have to for now because it's on ebay for a week as is. I like the table edge too!

the_kennman™ said...

I'm Marilyn!!!!! I'm on my husband's computer because I'm off line for a few days. I think I need a new modem.

Jennifer Young said...

I would let it be done. It's a hard thing sometimes, isn't it? I know all too well. I like your ideas, but I think ultimately you'll find more satisfaction in executing them in a new piece. This one looks complete as it is, and it'll probably get snatched up at auction soon any way. :-)

Rick Nilson said...

I disagree with J.Y. completely. This piece will require at least another full week! For goodness sake.

Marilyn M. King said...

Rick, Jennifer was right, it sold as is! I'm sure glad I didn't go back and mess with it!