Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Big Grapes No.2

Big Grapes No.2   |   24 x 24   |   oil on canvas



























I've been working on Big Grapes No.2 for a couple of weeks now, and it's finally ready to be shipped. This will be sent to Rehs Galleries Inc. in New York, along with Milkshake Mixer on Monday. After I did the grapes painting for Tree's Place Gallery, I had the desire to push the size of this composition up a little, so I re-cropped the image to reveal more detail in the lower lefthand corner and changed the format to a square. Going larger really let me enhance the detail, which is what I love. I wonder sometimes, how big can you go with something like this. I know many of the hyper-realists paint subjects like this as large as 48 x 48, or even bigger. It's got me thinking.

My next order of business is to get work on new paintings for my gallery in San Francisco. C. K. Contemporary has been really patient while I worked on my show for Tree's Place. Thank you Lauren, I really appreciate it. When those are complete I'll be starting on a few commissions I picked up at that same show. Busy . . . which is good!


11 comments:

Kyle said...

Impeccable realism. I work very close to the Rehs Gallery and will have to check this out. Outstanding work, James.

Dean H. said...

Wow! This is "out of this world" beautiful, James!! Amazing!

David Malan said...

Beautiful, I liked the first version a lot too. Wish I could see the real thing. I'm glad to see the gallery work seems to be in demand.

Oli said...

What a painting! There is a certain glow to it or is it my computer screen?

Lydia La La said...

Absolutely amazing. Such realism, beautifully painted. Wishing sell out shows ahead.

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Hey thanks everybody. I really appreciate the positive comments. Both of these big grape pieces were a pleasure to paint. It's great to read such positive responses. It gives me the confidence to try it again with another kind of fruit. I've got my eyes on some plums.

Pinish Blue said...

Wow... The realism is "unreal"! Amazing canvas paintings. Keep up the great work!

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thomas said...

Wow, this in incredible. Looks so real! Good job and keep up the good work! Really enjoying your work!

Sunil Jumani said...

It has been created so beautifully that no body can stop praising it.Lovely post. You show that less is more and that it is always best to suggest things rather than depict them with too much details. Very inspiring!

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