Monday, November 29, 2010

WIlliam Cook - Red Rose

WIlliam Cook
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 10"x 8"
Artist's blog:


Lela Stankovic said...

I would say this is an interesting abstract-impressionist rendition of the subject. I would try to divide my feedback in a few areas.

Color harmony: It is not there. Too many vibrant colors have been engaged and they definitely compete with each other.

3D effect: Very lightly convinced.

Texture: Great brush strokes work, but does not portray the texture of the subject.

Composition: Well placed elements. Maybe only the vase should be changed to be symmetrical.

Focus: The focus goes to the light blue background and rose is almost not noticed.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I think if the background were a bit more subtle, then your adept painting of the rose would become the star.

Jasmine said...

There is a reason why a handmade work of art has its own special appeal.

For his painting subjects, Renoir was always on the lookout for objects with 'imperfections' - which showed their own soul.

Lovely painting William!

William Cook said...

Thanks for the advice and comments.

Nancie Johnson said...

I love your style, the short impressionistic strokes are wonderful, particularly on the table top. I agree that the strong background colors distract from the rose. Love the strokes and colors you used in the rose.

yasha said...

The abstractness in your painting is wonderful and if viewed separately I love how you painted the rose and the leaves and also the background but when put together,the vibrant colors of the background takes it away form the main subject,the rose.