Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Untitled 35


A small pastel.


More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

10 comments:

LSaeta said...

This is different than many of your others, but I like it. Gotta love that red and green!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Jala. I'm so impressed by your abstracts - you'd get a chuckle with my attempts (trying to follow your instructions!).

Loriann Signori said...

What drama and tension in this one: but yet the pastel is so soft! Great contrast.

Laurel Daniel said...

mmmmm, so peaceful, I like these colors and so softly applied... I love that you can just do it all!

And ps - one could make loquat pie, jam and wine! One could if one was so inclined! :)

L.Holm said...

Wow! color field vibration! Would love to see this one in real life. Am loving the neutralized, higher value versions of the green - citron on the background, and the red at the bottom. very cool, Jala! Let me rephrase: very hot, Jala!

Cathyann said...

Colorful serenity is captured in this piece.

Sally Shisler......... said...

Hi Jala. This is SO beautiful! The cool green and mauve colors support the red, which to me is so engulfing. And the warmer green in the background really makes it glow. I was surprised to see the tiny size - it seems much more like a huge canvas! Really nice!

Janelle Goodwin said...

You certainly are mult-faceted! This one reminds me of Rothko. Very cool.

diddamsdigitalart said...

There is something about the edges, especially the edges of the large red shape, that give it a 3-dimensional quality of weight and substance. I love the texture of your pastels. Very nice.

Jala Pfaff said...

Leslie - Thanks. You're right, it's quite different than my usual. Sometimes I hesitate to post these experiments that are so different...but then I make myself do it anyway.

Kelley - Thanks. I'd love to see one of your abstracts one day!

Loriann - Thanks. You get it!

Laurel - Loquat wine. Sounds interesting. Have you ever tried it? I CAN'T do it all. But I try.

Cathyann - Thanks!

Sally - I know, isn't it so tiny? I wish I HAD done this on a big canvas!

Janelle - Thanks. It reminds ME of Rothko too.

D - Thank you. This one has actually quite a different texture than my usual pastels, because this was an experiment on UArt. It was the finest grade of UArt, so virtually no tooth. It was also an experiment with solvent. I first put a bunch of green down and dissolved it with solvent, then once that was dry, put the other three colors on top of it. And I think they have an unusual (for me) texture because there is almost no tooth on that paper.