Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Green pear

Back to the "old and familiar" with this one. It seemed relatively easy and enjoyable. I wonder why a few days ago I couldn't paint anything. So weird. Maybe the change in routine is proving beneficial to me.

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r garriott said...

Very lovely, Jala. I look at what you do and think, wow, why can't I loosen up and paint something pure and beautiful like that??

Thanks much for your comment on my RED RANT. There IS something in the air, I am sure of it!

(Would you be open to posting a phonetic pronunciation of your name? My assumption may be all wrong.)

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi R!

Thanks for liking the pear. :) It's a tight painting, though, not loose! At least by my standards. I enjoyed this one, though, which was a nice treat after the last couple of weeks of frustrated painting.

"Red rant": I like that! I might just have to have a RED RANT of my own on here one of these days! In fact, I should do one about the fact that my favorite painting surface (Yarka extra-fine oil-primed linen) has been discontinued and DOES NOT EXIST anymore, Waaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Of course, my name: phonetically it would be something like "YAH-luh Fahf". Imagine how it gets mangled all day, every day. :) My husband's name is marginally easier than mine, his is Sanjay Rajan. He once got junk mail addressed to "Sanjam Rajam" and I call him that a lot now.

susan hong-sammons said...

This is so sensitive and beautiful and very very nicely painted. It's not labored or over worked. I really love the simpicity of this compositions and yet it is very dynamic.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Lovely paintings, and I am totally knocked out by the colors in the pastels on your website. Wow.

LSaeta said...

Thanks for the phonetic spelling of your name ... I had it all wrong! I really like this painting. And one of my favorite parts is the far right side where you have the under painting showing through! Very nice!

r garriott said...

Yes, thanks for the phonics lesson. Great name, your husbands, too (both ways)!

I HATE when my favorite stuff gets discontinued!!! I have a few tubes of paint that I HOARD because they aren't made anymore...AUGH!!!! (I ess that would be my Mussini Cinnabar Green colored rant.)