3 Nov



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.


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. 😀


  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 😉


  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! 🙂


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

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


  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


    • 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.


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

    Perfectly charming!


  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…


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

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


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