Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The "Big" Picture


Hamilton Beach
oil on canvas
24'' x 36"

The big painting is finally finished. I picked it up this morning from Gallery Street along with the CD containing the jpeg. Apparently the painting garnered a lot of positive attention while it was hanging around their studio. This was nice to hear, since I was afraid that no one would recognize what it was.

I couldn't wait to get home, open up the CD and check out the image. They really do a great job, it looked spot on. The first thing I did was to send an email to PlusOne, with the image attached. I'm still waiting for a definitive answer as to whether I'm in or not. Hopefully this will persuade them to give me a chance.

We got a call from Wynne/Falconer last night. Ken and Ally had just returned from the 11th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. They sold two paintings during the show, and one of them was Karen's. My two percolators got a lot of attention they said, but no buyers. Another cool bit of news was that Joshua Rose, an editor at American Art Collector Magazine gave a slide presentation commenting on work displayed at the show, and one of the images he used was one of Karen's paintings.

I've started another "large-ish" painting. It's a gamble, but I had such a good time with this one, I had to do it again.




14 comments:

Chris said...

Wow.

Wow.

So, what's your next big painting gonna be???

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Oh, and another thing... I think the slight ambiguity of the subject in the painting is what gives it its strength.

Alvin Richard said...

It just seems more artful, that it is cropped. Focusing on what is most important. The interior landscape reflected in the chrome seals the deal for me....a beauty!

Michael Naples said...

This chrome is so crisp. Amazing on screen, I could imagine what the original looks like. I can't wait to see the next large piece either.

Ambera said...

If someone had showed me this, I'd NEVER in a million years known it's a painting. It's the strongest and most convincing one of yours I've seen. I love it.

Ann McCarty said...

hello

i am a painter myself
and i thought that I could have a link on your page

do you think that something like that would be possible?

Joanne said...

This piece would be wonderful in any size, but it is extraordinarily powerful in this large format. Congratulations!

Barbie Bud said...

This is truly amazing. The reflection of the room is perfect. You do such impressive work. Wow! Barb

Jeanette said...

It is two paintings in one. The machine and the room. Both are exquisite. Beautiful job.

This Painting Life said...

A very successful painting! Well resolved, I'm sure you are happy with your results. I find it really difficult to locate a place to paint objects with a good reflection and you've got the perfect location, the windows reflected look just the thing.

Carol H. said...

Gorgeous work! I love the reflection and the colors are just beautiful.

Observer said...

How wonerful to see the world from your eyes, ths simplest objects are given new perspective.
observer

DKG said...

Beautiful piece of work I really like your stuff! My work is completely different but I'd love to hear what you think.

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