3 Dec 2011

Radically different

I wasn't sure whether to put this painting on my blog, but I guess sometimes it is good to show something completely different....and this IS completely different.  I painted it yesterday ready for an Exhibition with North Devon Arts at the Broomhill Art Hotel early next year (we can submit 2 pieces - I'm still contemplating what the second one will be).   I did a smaller version of this back in the Summer for the Square Picture Show and as it was enjoyable to do, I thought I would give it a go but bigger!   (Sorry about the shine from the camera flash)

Titled:  On the Edge



Measuring approx. 27" x 18"     -  OIL

here's a close up of the impasto effect




I wonder, do any of you paint something totally different from your usual work just for a particular Exhibition?





20 comments:

  1. Wow, certainly different and very brave, but I like it! I'm still hesitating to start with acrylics...

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  2. Thanks so much Judy - I think we have to step out and be brave sometimes...this Exhibition at Broomhill gives me that opportunity. Go on, give the acrylics a try!

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  3. Ann this is terrific! I of course LOVE texture...it has a surreal effect to me...the reds and greys..as though entering a different level of life on the planet???? Makes me think. I've never done anything with oils. Makes me wonder if I might just like it.

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  4. A very interesting piece Ann. Not the sort of thing I would normally go for but strangely I really like this.

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  5. Thanks Lynn. Do give oils a go, one good thing about them is there is no framing involved!

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  6. Thanks John, this isn't the sort of thing I would go for either, but with Broomhill in mind I needed to go for something bolder.....and it worked, hopefully it will stand up amongst others at the Exhibition.

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  7. Sometimes it can be so liberating to get out there and try something else. The reds in this are very powerful.

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  8. Thanks Bella. The reds, certainly have!!

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  9. This painting is fantastic, how could you be in doubt? :-)) I love the strength in it , the colors...just wonderful. When this is said, I often have doubts myself whether to post a painting or not :-) I sometimes do something quite different from my own 'repertoire' , in fact my next post will be very different, but it too is for an exhibition with a theme, otherwise I don't think I would have chosen that subject.

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  10. Cool! I love the impasto effect! And I agree with Bella, this is a very powerful piece! Good luck in the show!

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  11. A very powerful image! Definitely eye catching!! It is always difficult for me to step out of my comfort zone and paint something that is totally different. But I think you have proven that it can sometimes be a very, very good thing!! Well done!

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  12. Thanks so much Jane, that's very encouraging. I try to look at the painting afresh every so often, and I'm happy with it:)

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  13. Thanks Robin...the impasto was fun to put on, I just held my breath and went for it! I may rename the work
    'Wildfire : On the Edge' - think it may give the viewer a bit more to think about.

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  14. Thanks Bel - glad you like it. Hopefully this painting will stand up well at the exhibition:)

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  15. Ann this is excellent ~ Yes, I do try most everything ~ in fact that is I got more focused on what I wanted to do ~ Hopefully, now my art will begin to get more 'polished' ~ also think it is good to 'dabble' for a respite from what you usually do ~ good for the brain ~ So good to hear from you ~ hugs, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and A Creative Harbor ^_^

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  16. Thanks Carol...it's good to know what others think, good or bad, but obviously it is a boost when my blogger friends, like yourself, give me an honest response - glad to have found others who like to try different mediums too:)

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  17. Fabulous! I really like this something different!
    Of course you should post it, why not? It came from your brush - and the blog is about your artistic journey :)
    Good luck in the exhibition xx

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  18. Thanks Pat - and thank you for reminding me that the blog is a journey with my art... :)

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  19. this is a beautiful artwork!

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