Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sorry

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe

46 comments:

Lou said...

Very powerful piece. LOVE IT! Great job!

carla said...

Very dramatic, and sad. You have such a way of choosing a moment in for your paintings...osten the whole story is mysterious, but always there is a strong feeling that the viewr gets. This one seems to have a story, but all we see is this moment, and it's sad. Great work!

michael dailey said...

nice quote by poe i think it fits the piece well if u see the pic from that point of view. very pwerful and moving. i like the placement of the ring and how the lighting draws ur attention to it then holds it there.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the comment. Anyway, great illustration. It's very intriguing.

Katili said...

Great feeling about this one. Very powerful and dramatic. A frozen kind of a moment really saying sorry. Wov!

georg said...

An amazing image. It's strong, simple - only the most important is showed, and yet we recognize and understand. Great.

AndyDoodler said...

Great painting- poetic- says a lot with a little. Is the red anger? or bad? or love? Is the green/blue apathetic? or good?
Love use of color to convey meaning- the darkness and the light and colors of light - with a yin yangish seed of each hand's accent color on opposite sides of ring/circle of love/circle of insanity?

MsDabble said...

Well this is handy dandy. Well done. Also, puts me in mind of Humphrey Bogart in "The Caine Mutiny" where the character's insanity was shown with him playing with marbles. Thanks for commenting on my sorrowful hand.

tim said...

Wow really impressed by how you've left so much to our own imagination. Great work :)

Michael O'Connell said...

great work here… so much emotion… the color and lighting are amazing… the subject very powerful…

thank you for visiting my site and the kind words…

gudbrandsdottir said...

This is such a strong picture, and sad... Great work, as always!

Anonymous said...

this is a terrific piece...it really hits you. Great lighting and colors chosen.

Anonymous said...

I also meant to add that I liked your signature...M...so fitting given Poe's line.

Teri C said...

Wow, this is powerful and touching. The story behind it is left to the viewers-that is so neat. Wonderful job on this theme.

Wee Cottage said...

I agree with everyone above that this is a very powerful image. Wonderful use of color too.

creative kismet said...

An amazing piece!! I love the darkness & depth! Stunning!

pip said...

I love that the eye quickly zooms into the centre of this painting where the focus is, and that you have used so little to say so much.

Twisselman said...

Yes, you've painted another story, one that needs no words. Great red and blue highlights on the fingers. Beautiful.

grumpy said...

Thnaks for dropping by my site and commenting ... and I am enjoying all the painterly thrills of yours. Have you read The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl ... its an excellent spooky Poe based mystery ... full of secret socities and evil murders.

...Kat said...

OUCH! Wow! Hardwax, That is the Ultimate Sorry!

Beautifully done!

TXArtcGal said...

WOW! Amazing piece!! So telling...and, the lighting is perfect!! FANTASTIC!

Jaimie said...

this is beautifully done. powerful

Lu*** said...

I love this wonderful drawing! mysterious...

chocolat said...

reminds me on the lord of the rings.
a very good painting!

steve said...

Very well done--I'm sure many people have gone through this moment at one time or another. I like how you left any explaination out here too.

melanienyc said...

well done. intriguing.

the heartful blogger said...

Wow...so thought-provoking, also made me flinch a little. Great work.

IdiotHead said...

Wonderful illustration. It's even better when looking at the larger size. I especially like the details such as the reflection of the gold on the top fingertips. I had to look at your category entry was surprised to see this was a digital inage. I though for sure this was a painting.
8^)

Geninne said...

WOW, this is so powerful! Amazing!

AnastasiaC said...

Awesome and has a very strong impact!! I love it although its very sad and sorry isnt it??

Alina Chau said...

Very emotionally take on the theme and your illo is very powerful too!!

murphy girl said...

all angles covered by everyone else's comments, so: what they said!

Aravis said...

This is incredibly powerful, and all the more moving for its simple starkness. Amazing work!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

compelling statement, the lighting on this digital painting is stunning!

faeorain said...

Very stiking! Catches the eye immediately, and one can easily sense the pain behind it. Great work!

Amy Zaleski said...

How very sad, but maybe its for the best? This is so simple, but so fitting for the topic and a very meaningful illustration.

Lee said...

one of my favorites you've done...really poignant!

Hotwire said...

as much as i like your wonderful illo, the addition of the Poe quote really emphasizes your work.

Kaya said...

A powerful image, it tells a story. Boy "sorry" can hit pretty hard, let's hope for a happier topic next week!

miragee said...

Wow, this illo has a very strong and impressive visual effect! Very profound meaning too!

scribblesk said...

Delightfully sinister!

MargaretR said...

Those hands are fantastic, the highlights bring out the strength in one and the femininity in the other.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Another wonderful painting. Enjoyed the hot and cold highlights on each hand; which tells the story about the return of the ring.

The Tart said...

Oh boy, this one makes me want to cry. Dark & somber, hope apology was accepted!!

Thoughtful smooch,
The Tart
; )

Sea Angel said...

It's amazing how this piece tells so much. There seems to be a whole story contained in a single frame. It's... incredible. I can't even describe how much it tells me. Fabulous painting.

ahmed said...

nice