Thursday, May 19, 2011

Study for Six Cups

I am going to be in a group show called "Get Centered" at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR. The painting below is for that show, that opens June 3. The daily painting that I am selling online was an initial study for the larger 6"x18" painting below.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
Study for Six Cups:: 6x6 inches :: oil on panel ::

Six Cups :: 6" x 18" :: oil on raymar panel
Part of my inspiration for the larger painting, was a combination of the Queen of Cup Painting, Carol Marine, and Nancy Switzer, who paints very cool "stacks" of things. I love both of their painting styles. This is my response to the Show, "Get Centered" which is open to interpretation - to me it means Balance... literally! I'm going to do more paintings for the show, maybe I can balance more than 6 cups! I just don't need an earthquake right now, please...
Show opens June 3 from 6-8pm reception, for the month of June, "Get Centered" month at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade St, Hood River, OR 541-387-8877

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi!!! very very good works!!!

massimo said...

no anonynous, i'm massimo painter :)

Rachel Harvey said...

beautiful.

carolyn cobb art said...

you win!
this painting makes me smile and am in awe of your thought process that made this happen.
wow. wow.

Page Railsback said...

What a cool, well painted, FUN piece...loveit..love the concept of balance too

Karla said...

Incredible piece! Love your decision to leave the extra space at the top of the cups.

Kevin Neal said...

Whenever I need inspiration and reminders about composition and light and shadow, I look at your paintings. Thanks.

Fay Terry said...

The study is wonderful and the painting is a real "eye-holder". I always enjoy looking at your blog and learn a lot just by seeing how you have composed your pieces. Awesome work-hope you have a great show!

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

Thank you everyone, for your encouraging comments!

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Wow!!! I really appreciate the artist who have drawn this beautiful portrait. I really like these type of paintings. I really like this concept.