Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Orange!



Thanks to a posting at Carol Marine's gorgeous blog, I ran across another blog of interest; "Big Happy Orange" is devoted to any and everything in the orange hue. Just shows a blog can be about anything! It also made me think about orange, which is a color that I can't wear with my olive tinted skin, but that I paint with... a lot. In the honor of "Big Happy Orange" I'm posting one of my recent 'orange' compositions.

"Tangerines & Tomatoes" Oil 8" x 24"





7 comments:

  1. You know, R., I've never seen a better "orange!" composition like you've created here. The vertical format fit your subject so well. Perfectly orange...

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  2. We're tickled orange by the mention. And we DIG your painting!

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  3. Thanks, Doug, and Lisa and Russ, too!

    One of my favorite things about this piece is the red orange shadows-- I love playing with stuff like that.

    I'll post a couple more 'orangies' in the next couple days.
    ~ R

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  4. Orange comes and goes as a fashionable color. This painting will always be "In". I love your ongoing theme of color and shape repetition. It's your signature look!

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  5. Im with Doug- LOVE the way the subject matter climbs the vertical composition- it really feels like it's growing. And I must admit that Im a sucker for colored shadows- maybe its a designer thing?! You are on a roll!

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  6. Thanks Tom,

    I guess it must be a designer thing. Or a switcheroo on the blue shadows of Thiebaud, one of my faves.

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  7. I loved the vertical panel idea and the way you have arranged the elements of interest in a symmetrical manner.Then the play of light and shadow with my favorite color ,orange! This color is so vibrant, you are mostly a winner with anything created.. the movement in the seeds seen in the half oranges remind me here of a ticking clock.. I like the abstractness associated with this work, very lovely!

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.