Monday, January 31, 2011

Angela Sullivan - The Things Within



Artist: Angela Sullivan
Medium: Acrylics on canvas panel
Size: 7"x5"
Artist's blog: http://www.angelasacrylics.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

Nancie Johnson said...

Angela, you are so quick! Beautiful work, as usual. Love how you handled the background, and the color palette. Still life's are definitely your forté!

sidmar said...

Angela beautiful painting, love it.

L Young said...

Angela, you're on the ball with this one! Very nice.

Jasmine said...

Very beautiful Angela. I love the strong brush work on the background and the overall warm and dark earth tones. Very appropriate ...gives a feeling of old world charm.

Horst said...

Very strong painting, good colors, and design

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Wonderful, rich color - this is beautiful, Angela.

Cheri said...

Very Nice Angela, like the colors

Angela said...

Thanks to all of you who take the time to look and leave the nicest comments. It really does mean a lot.

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Like how your warm background works with the canister colors. Nice painting.

Lela Stankovic said...

1) Composition: I like it. Although simple, it has a "captivating power" for the viewer. My eyes go first to the highlights on the jar, then follow coffee beans & flower and come again back to the highlights. This circular path does not allow the view to go out of the painting. You have him/her pretty much in your hands. If I am about to "wish" for something more, as the viewer, I would like to be invited to go beyond the jar and explore the area behind it.

2) Color harmony: Angela your painting has very pleasing color harmony. All elements "belong to each other" color vise. However one area calls for attention - circular, blue light/highlight area on the jar cover. I have impression the blue there is too dark. Just look at the reference. The left side is bright pthalo/ultramarine blue not black blue as in shadows. This value relation will help to model the form much stronger and give it 3D effect.

3) Aerial prospective: I do would love to be invited to explore background behind the jar.

4) 3D Form: There is a great sense for value relation, lines, shadows. Fine tuning in some areas would probably help in terms of edges, higher color vibrancy in the light areas, almost washed color intensity in the highlighted areas. Try to make your shadows dance with color and light, but still read as shadows.

5) Texture: I would definitely recognize jar as such, although I am not sure I would recognize it as "porcelain jar". Regarding coffee beans I would probably like to see some muted highlights on them.

Angela, thank you allowing us to share our visual impressions about your painting and participating in this wonderful journey for all artists at PADT.