Thursday, April 05, 2007

painting low

Not sure what to do with this painting, so for now, I'm leaving it as is. Maybe come back to it another day to see what else happens. It feels incomplete, but also kind of goes with the theme that way...we'll see.

10 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Love the work you are doing lately. This one makes me think of either sitting in the rain or, my first thought, sitting in a sauna.

steve said...

Yeah, I really like the soft feel of some of your recent work, even if it is considered incomplete or unfinished.

r_sail said...

While we're sharing links:

This guy's been kicking my ass lately.

http://www.souvlaki.jp-ar.org/

Ester said...

awesome link Sail - thanks very much!

r_sail said...

Ester, I found him on the http://www.artskills.net/ blog. Back on page 4.

One of several french art/design blogs I enjoy... even if a lot of the design stuff just seems to regurgetate itself.

enjoy.

Ester said...

thanks Nancy and Steve! this soft touch is not really new, but also something that I'm usually covering up with detail. I appreciate your thoughts!

JLB said...

I agree that the "incompleteness" works well with the image. I'm not sure if this is what you're going for, and certainly it may be a reflection on my mood, but what I see is detached or obscured sadness... that sort of sadness that once it sinks in, you lose your sense of physical self.

...or, it could just be an incomplete painting. It's lovely, regardless.

jlb

Ester said...

I love your take on it Jade! It's not too far from my own feelings for the mood of this piece. It's a tricky thing for me, to be able to maintain the feeling that I want to convey, at the same time as getting technical with the way paint squishing on a brush...there's a lot I still need to learn with it all.

Craver Vii said...

Incomplete? We were talking about coming to work on casual Friday, um... incomplete, like your picture.

You ever have one of those dreams, where you get to where you're going, take off your coat and voila! We forgot to put our pants on!!!

Maybe I'm making up for my personal history. My childhood home was very modest, and my wife had a child from a previous marriage, so I have always taken care to cover up conservatively.

Ester said...

hahahha, can't say that I've had one of those dreams that I can remember.