Friday, May 11, 2007

Fruit


I very much doubt I'll have time this week to do an illo for Citrus, so I thought I'd post something old & fruity! It was done in acrylic & water-soluble oil on paper. 8x8"

By the way, if any of you are in NC, I have pieces in 2 shows right now. 2 curiollages in "Anything Goes" at the Visual Art Exchange Gallery in Raleigh, & 2 watercolor illustrations & a curiollage in "Open Book" at the Hemphill Library Gallery in Greensboro.

22 comments:

catboxartstudio said...

This is a cool painting - I like!

Daniel Davis said...

Wow, that's absolutely gorgeous.

I can't get over the border. (In addition to the rest). So rich.

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Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Well done!

Emila Yusof said...

Great painting! Nicely done!

studio lolo said...

Wonderfully rich. I love the hand breaking the frame. Another excellent piece of work. Congrats on the showing of your work at both places :)

kdhamel said...

Beautiful color and I love how everything is soft and round like fruit. OOOoooh - I'll try to get to the GBO gallery to see your stuff!

mrana said...

Leah I never cease to be amazed by the beauty and originality of your illustrations, they are unique and gorgeous!

Lea said...

this is just stunning... and on paper! holy begebus!..i had no idea such richness could be acheived on paper....am fascinated by this technique

Jessi Hooker said...

very neat one! I love the frame!

tusen said...

I agree that rich is a good word to describe your painting. I love the detail and the colours.

Janice said...

This is a nice and fruity piece....Might I ask? How big is it...? Im curious about how you come about the designs for your borders...Do you use references.. or just doodle? I really like the breaking out of your subject.... into (the viewers space) ... Great job..

Curious Art said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Janice, sorry I forgot to include size-- the original art is 8" square.

As to creating borders, now I just doodle them, but I studied lots of medieval miniatures & William Morris designs back in the day.

And Lea, the paper is primed first so it's really much like a canvas surface only smoother, which I prefer since I'm a detail nut. I use lots of glazing to get the colors I want.

Liz Jones said...

Loverly!!!
Looks like he's not too sure which to choose, and with such wonderful options, who could blame him!

Michelle said...

wow! the colors are so rich and vibrant. Gorgeous!

Greg Hartman said...

Super and gorgeous work. I've never used the water based oils, kinda like acrylics? Love the look of oil paintings but dislike the mess and dry time. Is that similar to traditional oils? You seem to have used them beautifully.

Curious Art said...

Thanks once again for the kind words...

Greg, the water-based oils dry much faster than traditional ones & best of all, they clean up with soap & water! They still take longer to dry to a safe state than acrylics though, so I rarely use them for deadline work. In fact, even on this piece, as I remember I used them only for the face. They are more blendable than acrylics so good for super-smooth transitions.

Debbie Egizio said...

You work always amazes me! Just beautiful!

Tami said...

Gorgeous painting ... I love the eyes!

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Barry said...

Isn't that where Patrick Hurley is now ? Miss seeing him at Cedar Creek. Will have to get down there and check it out! Found your website looking for work imagine that! Let me know(comment replies are email'd) if you'd like your website finished I'd be glad to help!

Love your work, very interesting stuff, I have always wished I were more artistic, but yet again I am left in envy.....

Barry

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Ok, I had to come back to your blog and see the rest of your work. It really speaks to me, your work is stunning. INSPIRED! This particular piece reminds me of my purple fruit dream you commented on, and I didn't mention that they were juicy purple pomegranites. . . not grapes! I think I'll paint that.
Oh and add this song to your "music to paint by", judging by the playlist I bet you would like. Halou - "I am Warm"

Isynia Mind said...

Love all your art, fantastic! Stunning, creative, intriguing!!