Monday, January 17, 2011

Graphic Ovoids


 Graphic Ovoids
30" x 30"




On a lark, I decided to try to photograph this painting again today.  It's been out of circulation for a while and recently found it's way onto a wall.   Haven't shown it on this blog or my flickr site before.  These shots are certainly an improvement over the ones I took a couple of years ago.  But....still not so great.




For example, you can barely see the graphite circle pattern down the center of this detail.  It actually appears on the entire right half of the white "field" (background).  Similarly, the fact that the lower white portion of the canvas is bisected lengthwise with a higher-gloss finish on the right side is totally lost here.  Still, the graphic feel of the painting does come across rather loud and clear, don't you think??   :)  And that big white "ovoid" on the dresser is the ostrich egg from Ecuador.  And the branches are willows that my daughter picked at Christmas, that are just now starting to blossom.

If you're in the mood for "graphic," here's a graphically bold Treasury of some delightful works by some very talented Etsy artists.   If you happen to be new to Etsy, clicking on any one of the photos in the Treasury will take you right to the artist's shop.  I had a lot of fun pulling these wonderful items together!


Hope your week is off to a great start!



8 comments:

molly said...

isn't it funny how we can never quite photograph a feeling?

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

I wish I could hire a photographer...so hard to capture subtlety and nuance! Meanwhile....I'll just say what a fantastic treasury you made! I've got to go back and investigate all those shops! Bravo!

Mary Zeran said...

I love this painting. I too am having photo woes! sigh......xo

As they say. It is never quite as beautiful as in person.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Well it looks like photo challenges abound! We try harder, eh?

Thanks, all, for taking the time to comment!

Gloria

Megan Woodard Johnson said...

Gloria, I looooove this piece...wonder if it will ever make its way to your shop? Heehee...terrible of me wanting to buy it right off your wall- but seriously...it's really speaking to me! :)

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Megan,

Thanks for your kind comments about the painting. Glad to know you like it! I'll have to give this some thought and I'll send you a convo. I'm honored. Best...

sophiemunns said...

Its a really striking work Gloria ... great to see it come back out into view and shared with us.
It can be interesting when something gets pulled out again to see how one feels about it...
I really shift my thinking an feeling a bout muy own works quite dramatically at times.... thats why others can help with the seeing dont you find.
Lovely to think Megan is keen to perhaps aquire it...how gorgeous!
have a good weekend!
S x

em said...

beautiful painting; it practically pops off the wall. hard to believe it's not 3-D...