Monday, October 31, 2011

Vase with Cantaloupe


Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction


This was done for the Paint & Draw Together challenge. I chose to crop in closer and literally touch the 4 edges with a part of the image. I'm not sure why, other than it felt right to go with the tight crop. I also did shapes painting, especially in the cantaloupe. And I also loved working with the reflections and light on the vase. I kept the dark background because I really liked the drama of the original. The only thing that is not in this is the cloth at the base which has looped fringe. Although I liked that part of the image, I wanted to keep the visual more uniform between the 3 items (vase, flower stretching to the right & the cantaloupe), so I cropped them off the image in my version. I may go back at another time & play with this photo a bit, maybe finding a different crop that would include the cloth & fringe - they are so vivid in color, it would be a shame to skip them completely. I am drawn to the fringe so I will probably need to paint it!

5 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour Nancy,
Vos nuances de bleus qui apparaissent sur chacun de vos sujets apportent une grande luminosité à votre oeuvre.
Gros bisous

conservativelybohemian said...

A wonderful piece, Nan, but wowsers on the vase! It is stunning!

yasha said...

I really love your shapes style of painting Nancie.Its so unique and you always come up with such amazing work.I still have to figure out how do you actually paint those intricate looking shapes.:)

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Wow! Nan, you did a super job on this challenge. Love the crop. Very nice work.

SYLVIANE said...

I like your colours and your cropping!

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