Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Leftover mate'



Today I painted a portrait in alla prima class, but can't photograph it 'till tomorrow in daylight, so instead I present here one from the summer, The Husband's leftover mate. This one was challenging but fun; it felt like doing a jigsaw puzzle of colors.


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8 comments:

bonnieluria said...

oooh weeeee look what you did with glass and reflections!!
fearless painter you are.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Bonnie! I do try to be fearless...sometimes I am and sometimes I'm not. :)

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I really like this piece. Lovely colors and shapes.

Loriann Signori said...

Jala,
This piece has a very different palette than you usually use. The vibrant complementary colors glow. It works on an abstract level as well through its composition and repeating pattern of circles. The little highlights work like breadcrumbs to lead you through the painting.
Success..brava!!!
Loriann

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann - Damn, you people are perceptive! :) Can't pull anything over on you... Yep, that WAS a different palette! I recall viridian and I recall Permanent Rose or Magenta, something like that...

And thanks, Bill!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yes the structure is awesome and leads the eye perfectly.
viridean and permanent rose are a wonderful combo.
You are funny.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Mary. I really enjoyed the vivid colors in this one, and having the excuse to use them. :)

Jala Pfaff said...

Bill - I forgot to say, Thank you!