Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Cherry


This was done for the acrylics Different Strokes monthly challenge on the Wet Canvas website. The actual image we were given was much larger, was quite busy and had wonderful old-world colors & lighting. I just didn't have time for the whole image this month (but have saved it for another time). I didn't want to skip the challenge all together, so I cropped down to a smaller size - pickup up just part of the background and the 1 cherry.  I'm not sure the design/composition works, but I do love the color combination in this.

Check out the link to the challenge, there are some amazing pieces uploaded by some very talented artists. If you look at the entire photograph that was our reference, the partial that I painted is the lower right hand corner of the image.

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas, abstract

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I love how you describe the colors as "old-world." I definitely get an old fabric retro type of vibe from this one...Cropping as you've done gives an interesting abstract effect. Very well done, Nancie!

The Parent Trapped said...

The colors are very soothing. This small snippet of an otherwise very intricate subject makes a formal still-life surreal and abstract. I can't wait to see what you can do with the whole image! (I tried to see the other artists paintings but I can't find them on the link, just the original image. What am I missing?)

Nancie Johnson said...

Thank you both. I really have my doubts on whether this painting works or not, so I'm very glad to hear that you both liked it.

Paula - when you head over to the Wet Canvas thread, it goes for multiple pages (I think it's up to 3 now). Scroll to the bottom of the various comments by people and on the right you'll see the markings where you can navigate. The submissions are on 2 & 3.

Barbara said...

The colors and the subject remind me of those colorful vintage tablecloths that are among my favorite things.

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