Sunday, April 03, 2011

Intimidating - SOLD

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These guys are trying real hard to be intimidating. Is it working?

22 comments:

Theresa Bayer said...

Love the difference in surface treatments especially the greens! really pops!

janis McCarty said...

Carol these colors are as dynamic as it gets. The color, the negative spaces, the repetition - takes my breadth away. One of your best!!! And yes, it intimidates the heck out of me. Wish I could paint this.

Pamela Nichols said...

The big green guy is pretty intimidating! :)

Carolyn Finnell said...

I'm intimidated ... oh wait, it's not those guys, it's you. How can you put that cup, with the handle smack dab in the center of the composition and it still works. I'd be afraid to do that.

Austin Maloney said...

Yes!

Lisa Daria said...

The setup is intimidating, all this in a 6x6in, crazy. . . but the overall mood nope, not intimidating, lively and happy!

Mary Bullock said...

Yep - I'm intimidated!

William R. Moore said...

Carol,
A strong composition. I'm so impressed with how well you made that direct frontal lighting so appealing and dimensional. Love the Variegated color of the large center cup and the forward facing handle. The little salt shaker is painted so well with such economy.Intriguing painting.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's it: the handle in the centre, the angle you chose so that we look up at mr Macho Green. And also the zoom, leaving no 'sky'.
Harry from Holland

JanettMarie said...

Now that you put it that way... yes....

Frank said...

Wow! Very strong Dude! Better than your perfect painting of April 1st. How is that possible?

Ann said...

I'm especially intimidated by the salt shaker-- I think he has a Napoleon complex!

carol morgan carmichael said...

The big, green cup is definitely the leader of this group.

Rachel Harvey said...

I really like the vibrant colors-- lovely.

Kim said...

Spectacular and masterful and fun. I love it!!!

serena stevens said...

Solid and formidable, like a little army ready to take on anything with huge trumpets of confident colour. That handle facing forwards against the right angle of the blue mug is fantasticly directional. Breaking the rules works when you do it in style! I'm new to your work but love it's honesty, look forward to joining your email list.

Barbara Pask said...

I bet you had fun with this one. My favorite is that green striped cup and the lid. Who would he thought all of this would work together but you make it work.

K.P.S. said...

I love this painting. Can't understand why that critic Frank had to cloak some mean-spirited poke at a different day's painting inside what tried to be colloquial ("Dude") and the raincoat of a question, falsely pretending incredulity. Be specific within the integrity of the piece, or you aren't helpful, Frank, to the artist or to others commenting.

Fay Terry said...

How can there be so much impact in a little six inch painting? All I can say is WOW, because I love all the other comments and they've covered just about everything.( Love the very strong stem on the pear which shows he's no softie.)

MeeLi Lee said...

Such a dynamic painting in a in a 6x6! Love the warms and cools. Very inspiring!

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

All of your little still lifes are very pleasent.

catgirl said...

Sort of, minus the salt shaker and pear it looks like a stack of dishes I wouldn't want to deal with. :D But then we would miss out on seeing how amazingly you painted that salt shaker, it just looks so right.