Sunday, February 7, 2010

Untitled 11

Completed last night. I did have to use some horrible toxic solvent stuff (Liquin) to make this work. That's the bad part. The good part is, I love the result.

My oil abstracts have definitely divided themselves into two different styles or techniques: the thick, layered, scraped-into kind; and the smooth, thin glazed type (which I have just started to explore, in debt to and in awe of Rothko).

Who's in there?

This scene really reminded me of Cuba, though it was actually in India.

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loriann said...


Kim said...

It glows...beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love how you achieved the blurring of color- where does one begin and another end or overlap.

Does your dishwasher have a special Rumi setting? Somewhere in between rinse and pots and pans?

Fernando Pena said...

Hola Jala,
estás en un proceso muy interesante con tus abstractos, en ambas líneas que sigues, me gustan.
La foto que publicaste anteriormente del gato sobre el teclado mirando la foto del perro es alucinante :)

SamArtDog said...

Now THERE'S a palette switch! Remember the kids' game called "Red light, Green light"?

Does the SPCA know that's how you wash your cat?

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann, thank you. Guess I'm currently doing the same thing as you, glazing. Wish I could find a nontoxic method.

Hi Kim, thank you! It seems to glow even more in person. Elusive via camera/computer screen.

Hi Bonnie, thank you. Yeah, quite different from my normal rather geometric style (as in pastels). The Rumi Setting is just before pots & pans.

Hola Fernando - Gracias. Es un viaje interesante. Me alegro de que te gustara la foto tambien. Un poco surreal, no?

Hi Sam - I guess this means you can proceed now. About the cat, see my response to Bonnie. :)

loriann said...

Jala, Liquin is irreplaceable, I think. Methods used in the past are even worst. Let me know if you find a non toxic method.

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Hi Jala,
I really like the glow of it. For me it's the perfect abstract adaption of a Aurora Boralis.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hypnotic, Jala... a deep green dream.

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann - How ironic; I was just about to email YOU asking if you knew a better way to go! Damn!

Hi Astrid and Sheila - Thanks! Perhaps it needs a new name: Green Dream, or Aurora Borealis. Or maybe Aurora Borealis Dream. :)

Anonymous said...

What a glow! I really like the results of this new technique, and if it looks so great on the screen, I can imagine the power of it in person!

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful green glow, Jala - I like how the yellow-green glow at top contrasts with the glowing green below it. Very cool!

jane minter said...

jala i love rothko's paintings .... both "green" painting of yours and the "red" are absolutely wonderful