Saturday, June 6, 2009

Painting for the Day: "Olè"


"Olè" - oil - 12" x 16"

Sometimes a wonderful compliment comes through the email, in this case from someone who happens to collect my work...
"It will be fun to see what else you have been working on. It's always really hard for me to pick something from your oeuvre. Your pieces are better than prozac - they always lift my mood!!"
...Thanks, Carleen!


(Too busy to write much today, but I missed you so here's something zesty to look at. Talk to you soon! )

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23 comments:

  1. HI R.,

    Got to admit I really love this bright palette.
    Superb painting. We missed you too.

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  2. This is a visual feast! The palette choice is great and you managed to balance all those colors wonderfully.

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  3. That is a terrific email R! It's absolutely true!

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  4. This is a zesty painting. As always you can make arrangements into great compositions. And believe me I think your work is an inspiration to many. I for one would like to say thank you and for your generous blog on computing as well as your preentations on this blog.

    God bless,

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  5. This beautiful piece lifts my mood too, fabuous R!

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  6. De hecho, ole! Muy bueno! Qué maravillosa pintura!

    translation: I like it!

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  7. What a wonderful e-mail, and you're right, this is zesty - love it!

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  8. What a great e-mail, and you're right, this is zesty, love it!!

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  9. Your stuff is so smooth! I love how this one move around the color wheel. Red to blue, warm to cool.

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  10. To be compared to prozac... that's cool and great, unusual and I'd be honored to have such a feedback!
    So fine, you deserved it!

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  11. I love the primary punch in this image, excellently done. I like the tight smooth controlled look to your work. beautiful work again!!! Amazing.

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  12. R. Your work amaze me every time. I just wait to see updates in your blog. Bright colors in your painting brings positive energy. I like it soooooooooooo much...:)

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  13. You are a mine of information R - just going back as I've been away and picking up has been great, as is your incredible artwork.

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  14. Beautiful piece, thank you for adding to my cup of inspiration.

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  15. Beautiful as always! I used you as an example of my still life hero on my blog today. :)

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  16. A primary feast for the eyes, this is. I feel like I've been to the big top and witnessed a juggling show - love it.

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  17. Thanks Barbara, Kerri, Manon! ...visual feast...what a fun term!

    Gary, gosh, thanks for the wonderful compliments! …and all the great comments from dacoop, Edward, mi amigo Douglas, Jane, Jeremy!

    Thanks Loredana, yes, I thought it was an unusual but very cool compliment. I know painting is MY prozac... I'm glad it works for others, too.

    Thanks, Sandra, someday maybe I'll learn to paint loose and wild. I'd like that.

    Megha, I feel your positive energy every time you stop by. thank you!

    Thanks Liz, and Beth for the 'cup of inspiration' phrase... and Elizabeth, glad I could 'Wow' you...

    Lauren! What a nice thing to do! Thank you!

    Katherine, what a nice turn of phrase... I like the juggling analogy as my life has a lot of that in it. Thanks!

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  18. A zesty treat! And certainly a mood lifter. thanks for the Jerry's links.

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  19. That is indeed a highly antidepressant painting. Love it. :)

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  20. Hey this painting is so cool...and I really love all the truly useful information you share on your blog...thanks!

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  21. This is a very cheerful painting! I like it for its fun colors and repetition of circular shapes. have a good one! Liz

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