Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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The other day I looked out the kitchen window and saw my sleek little black cat Cleo in the midst of the neighbor's giant red tulip patch... Aahhh.  If only I had a photo, but I know you artists out there can picture what it looked like.

In lieu of that, you'll have to content yourselves with this recent pastel.



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12 comments:

Brian McGurgan said...

I can't help but read landscapes into these recent abstracts, Jala, and see this as an early morning version of Blue Glow's nocturnal landscape. These cool blues and the green are really lovely, and the sections are nicely proportioned.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Jala! May I write in Portuguese?...ok, admiro como você caminha por diferentes estilos: figurativo/abstrato. O que você abstrai..é muito lindo sempre. Admiro seu trabalho e o conteúdo do seu blog!Hope you understand......great work as usual...!

LSaeta said...

Lovely. I would title it "Horizon". But then again, I would add in a few boats too ... just kidding!

L.Holm said...

Man, I love your pastels. this is stunning, Jala.

And I can completely picture Cleo among the red tulips. Carry a camera always....that's what i keep telling myself and forget to do.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Channeling Rothko now ;)
You are very versatile and good at many different sty;es and mediums.
Nice work, Jala.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

PS, I also Love cats and enjoy reading about your special little furballs ;)

Cathyann said...

Needed this meditative work yesterday as I was wired! Soothing coolness. Indeed channeling Rothko with a lighter heart. Love it, Jala

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

I love coming to your blog, you do realism and abstract and everything in between--very well! love your work!

r garriott said...

Beautiful colors... I can never resist jeweltones of blue.

(Thanks for the DP invite; if can get caught up after the market in mid-June I may give it a try!)

loriann said...

So tranquil. I agree with Brian, definitely a landscape..but then again I might see a landscape in anything.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Another spectacular piece, Jala. A seascape? I really like those lines of yellow along the "horizon".

Now I bet you can remember enough of that cat in the tulips to inspire a great abstract!

Jala Pfaff said...

Brian M - It's interesting, because every time I do an abstract, as soon as I have a "horizon line," it also looks to me like a landscape. Even if there's absolutely no other "evidence" that it is one. This is something that I find endlessly fascinating.

Fabio - Eu comprendo sim. Muito obrigada! Gosto muito tambem de visitar o seu blog.

Leslie - Ha, funny about the boats! You made me laugh.

Liz - Thanks so much. Though I love photography, I most of the time hate how "overused" cameras are in our lives...and so I actually rarely take pics these days (other than for my blog). But that really was a gorgeous moment out the window.

Mary - Thank you! Rothko is one of my top five favorite artists. And Cleo thanks you. She likes being discussed.

Cathyann - I'm glad you liked it and it did something for your day. "Soothing coolness." I love that. I might even use it as a title if it didn't sound so much like an ad for hand lotion. Hahaha.

Sandra - Thank you, and please keep coming!

R - Yeah...I know none of us has enough to do...

Loriann - See my response to Brian, above. But can you see a landscape in a portrait? ;)

Donald - Thanks. You think seascape because you're at the sea, I think landscape because.... You're right, the tulip/cat scene is quite well in my visual memory...but I almost never use black in my abstracts...red and black together are...I don't know...too overpowering?