Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cluster Pluck


"Cluster Pluck" - oil - 24" x 24"


Stick a fork in it. I'm done.

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44 comments:

  1. Oh man, I can't imagine how cross-eyed you were at the end of this. I love it, though - completely worth a little bit of temporary insanity!

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  2. Wow!!! It's insanely beautiful!! I love, love your title!! It's perfect!!
    Great to see you R.!!

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  3. Wow...... I thought it was a pic. Impressive

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Can't even imagine tackling something like this. It's mesmerizing, and dimensional, and wow!

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  5. This is amazing!!!

    The title made me chuckle :).

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  6. You are talented with your art as with your words. I love your title. I am in awe of this painting!

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  7. wow!! this is seriously magnificent!!
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog! i enjoyed reading your comment.....and i'm completely drooling over your past life as a sign painter!! so much talent required to create those delicious sign-painter-letterforms!!! :))

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  8. What a beautiful plump juicy "want to take a bite" painting. When looking at it, you feel you can "pluck" one of these tomatoes off the canvas. A wonderful reminder that warm weather will someday arrive in our frozen north! Love the title.

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  9. Holy Moly, that's alotta t'maters... and that's a beautiful piece of work!

    BTW, you are still the snarky-whitiscism master in my book :)

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  10. I always think your paintings as photographs! You always leave me amazed by your beautiful creations. You are extremely talented!

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  11. My God, I thought its a photograph!!!

    Wonerfully Fab!!!

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  12. aRt, this made me smile because it is so delightful to look at. now where is my fork???

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  13. This is wonderful! Lovely colors and perfect tonal values!!

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  14. Oh my ...so realistic. a lot of work in this. Amazing job.

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  15. aRt, I was wondering where you'd gone. I know though that these big impressive paintings can take a while. Sometimes I notice a long absence from artist on their blogs and I think as with my own case that it's for reasons beyond our current control. You know that's one of the great things or perhaps downfalls as some might think about being an artist. It's central to who we are and what we do. Nothing that happens to us ever changes it. We go back to painting no matter the obstacle. While I'm here I'd like to take the opportunity and invite you to try one of my monthly art challenges. It's still in the infancy stages. I'll give you a hint and let you know that next months painting challenge will be a still life subject-for most people anyway.
    Keep on Painting!- Not that you could ever stop.
    Your realist partner in paint- Alice

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  16. Clever title and gorgeous painting! I'm cracking up! Your art always amazes me!

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  17. How I would have enjoyed looking over your shoulder as you painted this one! Reds are difficult for me and this one sings! Keeping the stems and stars grayed gives even more impact to the tomatoes! What a wonderful piece!

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  18. The Mysterious R returns with a VENGEANCE! Wonderfully done! The complexity of the composition is phenomenal. The stems weave you through, yet allow you to pause periodically to enjoy the luscious colors in the tomatoes.

    -Don

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  19. This is perfect! Really beautifully done.

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  20. Hi R.,

    A shocking title for a beautiful painting. By the way I am addicted to these little beauties.
    I eat about a box of them daily. Yum. Your painting is not only perfect, but delicious.

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  21. Luscious!! I'd love to see this at full size.

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  22. I have no idea how you manage to paint such complex and wonderful paintings, but my hat is totally off to you.
    I'm hatless!!
    So great to see another of your wonders!!

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  23. Simply stunning! YOU never fail to amaze and amuse me! Sigh!

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  24. LOL great title...I just managed to paint one or two...this is amazing...so that's where you've been!

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  25. reaching for my fork now. Another superb job.
    Just super. or should I say just supper.

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  26. Oh my, these look truly delicious. I so admire your skill and patience!

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  27. Yum, ready for the picking....excellent work.

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  28. very beautiful the vines gives it that rush

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  29. Hi R-
    I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer my "questions" about the art business on my blog post. It definitely was NOT way too long, and I greatly appreciate every word.

    Sharmon

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  30. I'm so glad I didn't miss this one R! It's terrific. Better than my actual ones growing outside right now! Hope you start posting more often now that you're back.

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  31. Beautiful - love how you let the red tomatoes in the shadows keep their warmth and translucent skin tones instead of killing them with too many cool hues!

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  32. You are amazing! This is such a complicated piece and so well done! And I love the title ;)

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  33. Nice. And I don't even like tomatoes! Challenging piece.

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  34. if I am honest I have to say I am USUALLY not a fan of uber real painting--but YOUR uber real painting has something extra. Call it heart..call it sunlight..call it crystal clarity...call it verve

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  35. What a clever title for a gorgeous image. I've given you the "Sunshine" blog award for all the education you so freely give. Please go to my blog to get your award and to see the rules for acceptance & why I selected you.
    Thanks.

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  36. This could pass as an abstract. It is realistic, but as it has some sort of repetitive pattern, it makes me think of an abstract, I love it!
    Best regards,
    Carolina

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  37. What a beautiful painting this is!! Your realism is stunning and inspiring, as always.

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