Friday, February 12, 2010

Untitled 46...and De-lurkage




The darker-yellow areas really do have some texture. It was a different brand of pastel, and had a very different effect! I hadn't expected it, but liked it.


Sold.

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I thought we'd have some fun today. I've decided I'm going to do a periodic de-lurkage post. Here's my first one. This is completely optional, but I'd love for every single person who visits this blog post (regardless of the date) to leave a comment (even just "hi" or "X was here"). The purpose is merely for my own amusement; as someone who occasionally lurks on blogs myself, I'd just love to know how many lurkers see a given post of mine. (I won't write back or anything, no pressure, no questions.) Kind of like spring cleaning. Er, whatever. So...if you'd like to participate, please do.
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch...





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29 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

Jala, I always enjoy your abstract pastels. And, I look forward to seeing your cats. I wish my cats got along as well as yours do!

Candace X. Moore said...

Hey, Jala, I'll start the de-lurking...I'm a realist, but always feel connected to your color abstractions...there is something very essential and primal here...related to your affinity for animals somehow?

David Oleski said...

David Oleski was here.

bonnieluria said...

I'm always here.
Much like taking your 2010 census.

Love those yellows- as in how many ways can you use yellow and not have it be orange? Think you just answered that.

And ooooh those kitties. It's the snuggling, really, that gets me. And how they take to each other only as a species thing and not a litter thing.

loriann said...

Hi Jala... You already know I drop by each day. Love the close values and peek-a-boo squeeze effect. Really makes me notice the way simultaneous contrast works..I just keep staring at that light blue rectangle.
De-lurkage...heehee

Penelope said...

Lurker Penelope reporting for duty.

PS: I really enjoy your artwork, even though I know nothing about (and am completely intimidated by) abstract art.
PPS: I also really enjoy your writing.
PPPS: And, of course, I adore the pics of your four-footed crew.

Sandra Galda said...

I lurk here at your blog all the time, love your work, and your blogging topics, and the cats! It is a nice break for me from my work.

JoBlue said...

Hello, Jala. Jo here - a frequent lurker and admiring art lover (turning animal lover...)

diddamsdigitalart said...

Another nice pastel, Jala, complete with the little bits of salmon peeking through.
I usually stop by, even if only lurking and a few days late.

Cathyann said...

another lurk , er look, close up. I like this one.:-)

Sheila Vaughan said...

I lurked - a sucker for your abstractions and your kitties

Casey Klahn said...

The blue on yellow is stunning - and my fave so far, Jala.

Pam Holnback said...

Love the continual India photos.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Jala, I lurk on your blog, a lot!

SamArtDog said...

Gawd! Does Rumi snore when he looks like that???

Karen Bruson said...

Jala,
Love the yellows!! Very strong.

Dar Presto said...

I subscribe thru google reader, never miss a post. I enjoy following your adventures. I'll comment more after Spring awakens me.
I've been meaning to say I'm so sorry about Random.
And I've been wondering how long the head wobble continues after a trip to India? :)

Sue K said...

Hi Jala, Tentatively de-lurking here... I found your website and blog after coming across your show at the Solstice Center. I LOVE seeing your artwork, your animals and your photos...
Sue K

Sue K said...

Hi Jala, Tentatively de-lurking here... I found your website and blog after coming across your show at the Solstice Center. I LOVE seeing your artwork, your animals and your photos... Thank you for the presents of your presence. Love to you.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Jala, I will de-luke this evening... Love this one with the yellows, bright and yummy!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you all so much. It was tremendous fun and encouragement just to know so many are seeing/reading my posts!

L.Holm said...

I'm here now. ..Fine art and cat stalking...
xoLiz

rahina q.h. said...

hi there Jala. r.

Laurel Daniel said...

Oh yea, I am a lurker... love your paintings, posts and photos! Keep it coming, girl!

Gwen Bell said...

Ever the lurker and loving that spot of clear blue!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Hi!

Sonya Johnson said...

Another regular reader of your blog. It's bookmarked on my home computer, which is not where I am, but I found it again via "blog surfing" from the Soft Pastel News blog.

I enjoy your paintings with the commentary, and the kitty pics - love the kitties!

rob ijbema said...

love your abstracts jala
fascinating

Gesa Helms said...

i'll de-lurk too - though i'm here far too rarely, i have to admit.
this one's stunning... much reminds me of de stael at tate modern (which i finally managed to see last week).
the blue door's fab too... it's intriguing to see something more figurative (and not still life) of you... i've been working around some interiors recently (albeit slowly), so this is a good reminder.
cheers :)