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Candle

3 Nov

candleontable.edd.10.29.2013

 

So this painting abounds with imperfections, as is consistent with all my work.  So this was kind of a study in shadow and light and perspective.  I wanted to paint the candle/stand from a kind of close-up perspective in relation to the doorway/entry.  I tried to tone down the brightness of light emerging from the adjacent room.  I really enjoy experimenting with things I’m not very proficient at.  I love learning how things work and how to create certain types of effects with a paint brush.  Painting is so fascinating to me.  There is so much to it, how could you ever suffer boredom as a painter?  Creative block, lack of inspiration for sure but never boredom there is always something new to learn or new ways of growing and improving.

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12 Responses to “Candle”

  1. Purnimodo November 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Nah it’s perfect! I like how it turned out.. as if the candle is coming to life and wants to dance. 😀

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  2. Maria November 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    I know what you mean! Even if I am usually afraid to do something wrong I always end up trying new things! It keeps me alive 🙂 nice work 😉

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  3. Sofia November 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I have no ideas of how to paint or draw, but when I look at paintings I’m always fascinated on the use of light and shadows, keep it up! 🙂

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    • said-simply November 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      Thank you so much Sofia! I am grateful for the encouragement.

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  4. donegallizdoyle November 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    I love it – especially the foreshortened nearest leg, definitely dancing! And I like the shadows and the simplicity of the single line of the door

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    • said-simply November 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      Liz, thank you so much! It has a good feel about it, but there are always things I look at and would tweak were I to paint it again.

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  5. elenacaravela November 4, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    Perfectly charming!

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  6. FreeRangeCow November 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    I don’t see imperfections, but respect your brain’s eye comparing with your outcome. I see lovely quaintness…

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    • said-simply November 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

      That is a very kind comment and greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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