Dec 28, 2008

"THE RED CHAIR"

Boy these are hard to photograph... So here is the finished, I shot this as the sun is going down and the coloring is not quite what I want so I'll be shooting it again tomorrow.. I love this one.. I don't often do such outburst of expressing of my work but, but, I did and that's that.. So look, make comments, good and bad.. talk later, family is here and its time for me to cook..(Sold)

4 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Gerald - and a very happy and productive new year to you! I must say this painting is a brave one. I would never have dared try it with those colours! However, can I say that the first version is the one I much prefer. Why? Well the first version has mood and feeling, those dark shadowy areas, those empty windows and seemingly empty rooms, all of which echoes some of your other stuff I see on the blog. I think what happened (as far as I am concerned anyway) is that you "added things" because it felt unfinished to you (I have done it so often myself) and the painting consequently lost some of the original feeling it had. At least that is my response. Of course others, including yourself, might feel differently. For me, the red chair is kind of spooky in the first version but loses that in the most recent one.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

This is wonderful!
The additional are fantastic. I love the red roofed house. But its a tie as to which little thing I'm more intriqued by. Its between what is sitting under that window that the light is hitting or the electrical outlet witht its plugged in cord to....? LOVE IT!
I understand loving this form of expression. I did a very "pop art" painting of a coyote when I could once again climb the stairs to my studio after my heart attack. Its a wild paintitng that I adore.

Gerald Schwartz said...

Good morning Sheila, you could be right, I will have to live with it a little, I do like both so I will wait and see...

Gerald Schwartz said...

Good morning to you Cara... How fun to get responses back.. I'm still looking at both of these.. It would be easy to darken it back down, maybe add more shadows... I will play later..Soo much fun.. Thanks to you all..