Sunday, August 20, 2006

Match

12 comments:

Hazel said...

Oh I love this painting. Saw it on IF.

michael dailey said...

not sure why this reminds me of a renior painting but it does. love the matching goblets of red wine. and the blond woman with the shades and blue feather in her hat is very ...... looking

Brandi said...

Beautiful piece. Your strokes are so expressive. I love this style.

Alina Chau said...

Love the intensity and abstract quality in this painting!

Linda said...

beautiful piece, intoxicating!

Detlef said...

Love the bold brush strokes

carla said...

This is another painting that has an undertone that seems a bit sinister...I think I am seeing an elegant lady who is matched up with a big bottle of booze...so I am seeing this as a portrait of loneliness finding solace in drink. The colors are so rich, and the lines are sinuous. I really like the mass of dark shapes in the background. For me, they accentuate her loneliness. Excellent piece (even if I've read it wrong!)

AndyDoodler said...

Wow - it's really beautiful. Makes me think Renoir- Lautrec- even Van Gogh-- and/or a scene from a 1940'-50's film noir. I was at the bar in my post for 'match' too- and with booze and cigarettes-- butt that's as far as the comparison goes--yours is a work of art! The exciting color vs. the dull- the cool vs the hot- the dark vs. the light- the reserved vs. the unreserved- the blue and lonely vs- ...? Where's the match?! The hat to the woman? The hot colored vices to each other? The mases- the shadow people match each other like sheep? Is it that the picture as a whole matches? Is it a match to reality? One's perception of reality? Is it just the match for her cigarette? Anyway- I think my comment may drive people to drink- I'd have a drink now but need to work- so I'll shut up and get to it.
Love those colors! The reds are edible- and drinkable.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful illustration for match; she is afire!

Lee said...

she seems to have only the wine to keep her company in a room full of strangers...really great!

the heartful blogger said...

wonderfully dark and intriguing.

ValGalArt said...

amazing and wonderful!like a nightclub I have been to years ago!