Monday, March 3, 2008


Oil on Canvas 40"x30"
This piece isn't done yet but I thought I may as well post. I am facinated by folds in cloth, and decided to focus on cloth as a subject. I have always found white objects to be particularly challenging, and this was no exception. The subleties in white are elusive, to put it mildly, and I wasn't interested in doing it monochromatically, which would look dead. Anyway, I think the piece has a life to it and works fairly well.


Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Not done yet! It already has the makings of a stunning painting - I particularly like where the light falls on the cloth.

March 12, 2008 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

It is already stunning. Great stuff!

March 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Don Gray said...

I've tried a few paintings with wrinkled/folded white cloth. I was amazed at what a color challenge it was--all the myriad colors I started seeing in the cloth. This already looks great.

March 20, 2008 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Ralph and Kym said...

I didn't know I was fascinated with folds either until I saw this piece, that's how strong your work is.
This piece like all the other is Beautiful!

March 29, 2008 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

wow, John. I finally went to Magnolia today and had to google you to see more.

Painting whites? BAH! I'm still working on that lighthouse! Even on a simple straight white tower I'm seeing hidden colours. I find it harder to paint than the rocks below. Not as good as you yet but I'm learning :)

Take care
Michelle -ex EF employee (incase you were wondering)

August 4, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

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