Thursday, August 26, 2010

"CHEERIE OH"

8x8, oil on 3/8 panel, sold

Painting from different perspectives is a good way to change things up, especially with still life.  I mean how many fruits and bowls can one paint?  The answer is, LOTS.  It seems there is always something that can change to create a different view.  One of those is perspective.  So why not a plan view.  
I have been following Carol Marine for a few years.  She is an artist that unlocked the playfulness of still life for me.  She makes it fun.  If you are not familiar with her work click on the thumbnail in my blog roll on the right.
I can't go without saying thanks to artist friends Dana Cooper and Judy Taylor for a fun painting day yesterday.  Love the energy!




18 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Wonderful textures! I love those shiny edible cherries in contrast with the pottery. I agree, just get a bird eye's viewpoint and there is a new image!

Pam Holnback said...

This is so great! Love the colors, reflections, highlights, composition! Hope to see more!

Carol Horzempa said...

This is Beautiful, love your colors and the birds eye view!

Anthony Duce said...

I like this in plan view. I agree with above, the reflections are handled so well.

Julie Hill said...

Dori, this is a fabulous view and the colors you are using are really delicious! I like this piece a lot...all the reds are so complex, yet all work together so well.

bricarwaller said...

Love this one! The warm colors at the top work so well with the cooler shadows. Love the perspective.

Kim said...

What rich, luscious colour! Excellent!!

silvina said...

Delicious colors!

Dana Cooper said...

It was a very fun day and this piece really stood out as the "painting of the day"...it's really fabulous!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, I'm jealous of your fun painting day! This bowl goes 'round and 'round - and takes your eyes on a trip! Cool!

Gwen Bell said...

Love this composition and the view. I also love the way you have the light focused right down to the bottom of the cup. The yellows and oranges are gorgeous next to the bright red cherries. Love their blue highlights. Great values overall!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Great painting. Love it all.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Beautiful piece, great colors.

Marian Fortunati said...

The colors in this bowl are just fabulous, Dori..
I'm jealous that you three live close enough to paint together... Glad you all had a great time!

Kelley Sanford said...

So wonderfully playful.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

A very vibrant and interesting take on this subject. The bowl just gleams, and I feel I can grab that stem and pick the cherry out of the bowl(and pop it in my mouth)

Virginia Floyd said...

Wow! This is such a great painting--I love the point of view, the colors and composition. Really, really nice!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another great piece! I love how you handled the reflections. Well done.