Lines & Colors (Abstract)

9 Mar



Lines & colors are an often explored theme in my work.  In this piece I wanted the strong use of line to be enhanced by the subtle and almost strategic use of color.

4 Responses to “Lines & Colors (Abstract)”

  1. claudytheartist March 9, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    Very nice! Something almost familiar about this piece to me but not sure why. I checked out most of your paintings and I see a sure progression or different feel in groups. Interesting to see one atop of another. I can also tell these paintings are much better live framed and on a wall. I enjoyed your work…. Thank you, claudy


    • said-simply March 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

      Claudy, first of all thank you for taking the time to look at my work. I am always amazed when someone connects with my painting at any level. What you shared here is really excellent feedback for me and encouraging too. I am a firm believer that art is best experienced live when you can peer into the work head on and get the same perspective on it that the artist creating it had. I find that experience deeply moving and intense. I have been to you site and looked at some of your work too. You are quite talented and I am challenged by other artists and the creativity and talent displayed in their work. Thanks again, Eli


      • claudytheartist March 10, 2014 at 12:36 am #

        I can see kindness in your picture and I am guessing you have daughters. I know you are a father and daughters have a way of taming the toughest of beasts not to imply you beast but rather just simply a hunch.
        I also think your artwork is in infancy and really beginning to delve deep and more substantial in concept. You use the word “abstract” a lot and I am not always convinced. For myself and I speak only for myself, “abstract” is better left to the viewer! Many times in your art you would for instance say the “divide” and then call it abstract but yet I also saw your divide. I just looked up the word “abstract” to get Webster’s 411. It said “In theory but not necessarily in practice.” I am not sure again that helps but a lot of times with many of your works I also saw your reasoning for what you titled your painting and for that reason it was not abstract for me. I have never called one of my paintings abstract yet I have heard some refer to my work as abstract.
        I much rather see a red dot on a white canvas titled, “Beautiful Long Day On The Hudson After A Glass Of Lemon Iced Tea” than a title “Red Dot Abstract”. You see where I am going with this? I leave it up to you to decide if it is abstract or not. Interesting indeed and certainly worth contemplating.
        Now you got me going! Look at value. I can put a price of $3.59 on a painting and people will walk by every time without a look or little notice but put the price of $94,000 and there is a crowd for close inspection. LOL Go figure! Or put big prices on all your paintings except the best one put a lower price. Looks like a bargain to me! LOL
        Okay I enjoyed your work and it did indeed get me thinking about a bunch of stuff and for that I am grateful, Sir….. Thank you, claudy


      • said-simply March 10, 2014 at 3:47 am #

        Claudy, you’re very perceptive I do have a daughter. I have two little boys two. I live apart from them because of divorce but they are treasures to me. I very much appreciate the content of this comment. You have likewise given me much food for thought. I see the points you are making and agree that my work is undoubtedly in its infancy but feel I am being nudged into a new realm of discovery and being challenged to take new risks with my painting. I am really humbled that anything I write, paint, or draw would inspire someone to think and ponder. Really do appreciate your taking time to comment. I look forward to more interactions in the future. You’re now part of my blog community. Thanks very much!


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