Sunday, April 12, 2009

Master lock 2 and I Love Your Art Blog award



There's something really fun about painting these locks. Search around your house, find one, try it. I highly recommend it. (This one has a combination instead of a key. Who knows what the combination was. Guess it'll never open again.)

In other news, Casey Klahn recently gave me the I Love Your Art Blog award. Thank you so much, Casey, and you know how much I love your blogs as well. If I were rich, I think I'd buy up every pastel that Casey does. Seriously.

In the spirit of "things I love" about blogging, I want to say that one thing I really do love about this art blogging experience is how it brings together those who not only practice different art media and styles, but even different politics and different religions. (And how apropos to say this on Easter.) Not many things can accomplish that.

Following are some art blogs I love, that I'm tagging. (If you're tagged and would like to participate, tell in your post that I tagged you and put a link to my site [the way I did with Casey here], and then tag some more people.)




More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

10 comments:

jean neely said...

Thanks for mentioning me Jala.
Funny I was just thinking about your other lock painting. Obviously it made an impression! This one is great too. I love it when people find beauty in simple objects.

LSaeta said...

Congrats on your award. Very well deserved! And your Master Lock 2 painting is wonderful. Love those "serious" colors.

r garriott said...

I love your lock series Jala! Maybe I will try one, since you suggested it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Jala,
I love it.
Wonderful color harmony and great drawing.
Thanks so much for all your comments on my work. I look forward to them.
I'll go check out Casey. I'm a fool for pastels!

Laurel Daniel said...

Your lock paintings do sparkle! Congrats on your blog love award!

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

I will try it. I like the job you did on this lock. Very inspiring!

Brian McGurgan said...

This looks great, Jala, I like the feeling of weight the lock has and the reflections. The apple from Saturday is beautiful, too.

Edward Burton said...

Congrats for the award, Jala!
Wonderful job with the lock showing the different metal surfaces.

Janet Clam Chowder said...

Well, I love your blog, too! I'm happy you got this award! And the locks are very interesting, and challenging. One thing about this 'Painting A Day' blogging... you really try all sorts of subjects, and it really stretches your abilities. Nice work.

Gesa said...

Jala - congrats and many thanks! I'm far too rarely here, I'm afraid - but it's always inspiring to see so many new pieces regularly added and I very much enjoy the variation between realism and abstraction.
Hm - I agree: locks and keys are so fascinating...