Monday, May 04, 2009

Pool Bowl No.11


Pool Bowl No.11
oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

My plan was to post this on Friday night, but it wasn't finished to my satisfaction. So, I decided to work on it some more over the weekend. I'm glad I waited. The additional work made a big difference. In addition to this I completed the update to my website, and also worked on drawings for new paintings intended for the galleries. The problem I'm having now is choosing my favorite compositions. Sometimes I have so many "good" images to choose from, that it's difficult to make the decision of which ones to actually paint. Or at least which one to do first. My internal dialogue usually starts with, does it satisfy my own creative needs, then works its' way into the compositions marketability, and potential to please the gallery. In the end, it's usually a combination of the three. Hope I make a good decision with this current batch. If you'd like to bid on the painting above, you can access the auction by clicking here.


9 comments:

Dean H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Neil!
Trust your internal dialogue...it has been serving you very well!

TURCIOS. said...

FANTÁSTICO!!!

Jenny said...

I admired much for your staidness and talent for your great oil painting compositions...

Canvas Paintings said...

Excellent work as usual :)

Sally McLean said...

Stunning!! I love this piece and your use of colour.

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks guys! I do love the pool balls.

Jeremy Pearse said...

Very nice work Neil, I especially like the 'Play' painting of the old spinning top, quite stunning. Simple but a great composition too.

Anonymous said...

The "eight ball" is looking a tad bit green, although the computer monitor always distorts actual color. The circle/ellipse around the "8" is also a bit distorted for a circle/ellipse. Love your work but this one could have been a smidgen better. Just constructive criticism, like I said I love your work.

Jeb said...

This is outstanding!