Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Angela Sullivan - Why Wood You Leave Me Like That


Artist: Angela Sullivan
Medium: Acrylics on panel board
Size: 5" x 7"

Artist's blog: http://www.angelasacrylics.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Byannick said...

Angela, Woo (d) ! very convincing berry. Nice title.

Suggestion: More light on the wood part? See how the ligth from left help

And if you change, add more wood on the left part to sit the berry better ;)

But you can leave it like that... ;))

Anonymous said...

Nice title.

Lela Stankovic said...

Angela you achieved a very strong 3-dimensional visual presentation in this painting. You did not kill yourself with details (and in this case somehow I believe you should not).

I am taking here my artistic license to make a statement that I love it the way it is. Yes I agree with Byannick about the texture and shape of the wood bark “falling off” at the angles, but besides that I simply love it. Lack of details on the strawberry actually makes me think about the secret message behind this composition and “appetite” is probably the last feeling it will evoke. It has character and has a message for sure.

Angela said...

Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. I was pleased with the way my strawberry turned out, even the leaves. I was not pleased at all with the bark of the wood but couldn't bring myself to change it even though I did give it some thought after seeing how beautifully the wood on the other entries were presented.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is a beautiful, richly colored strawberry and it serves perfectly as the focal point of the painting.
The highlights on the leaves are wonderful!

Nancie Johnson said...

Wonderful piece Angela. Love your strawberry, it has so much character. Highlights are good too. My only suggestion would be the same as you mentioned, adjusting the wood bark that is falling off the edges.

SYLVIANE said...

I like the special shape of the fruit...

Pat Koscienski said...

Beautiful painting. I especially like the painterly quality and the interestingly painted background.

The Parent Trapped said...

This is a great example for me to study as I practice a more abstract touch when I use acrylics. Beautiful details hinted at without being overbearing. The right corner is too low, I think, but that's just a rookie's opinion. Gorgeous.