Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boulder Creek November 2

Counterpart to the one posted the other day. Pastel on mini panel (4" x 4") with a heavily-laid ground.

Rumi is growing up... Photo credit: The Husband.

In India.

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Casey Klahn said...

Good job with the mono hued pieces. Well stated.

Rumi loves you, according to the look given.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I thought this painting was much larger! Isn't it funny what tricks the computer medium plays with scale?

I'd love to see this larger. It's a simple, powerful image.

Sonya Johnson said...

Wonderful! I agree with Elizabeth; this painting looks much larger than its actual size on the screen.

Gwen Bell said...

Beautifully serene...great job, Jala!

What kind of fruit is that in the photo?

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Casey, thank you for the color comment. And I think Rumi does love us. We certainly love him. :)

Elizabeth, thank you. Interesting how people see those minis and think they must be very large. I'd try for a larger version but have never had any luck "repeating myself."

Thanks, Sonya!

Hi Gwen - Thank you. Those are the strange coconut-related things (not quite coconut) that The Husband ate in one of the videos I posted in India. Slimy translucent lumps inside are eaten--I didn't care for it at all!

Sonya Johnson said...

Okay, I just had to come back and say that even though cats aren't capable of much in the way of facial expression (and that's mostly thru their ear position and eyes), it's just so clear that Rumi has the "I'm in LOOOVE" face going on - that's the look of total adoration. It's just so damn cute to see, even when it's not your fur-unit that's wearing the face!

That is all :).

Karen Bruson said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Sonya, I loooooove his I Looooove You face. :) And it's true, technically they don't have as much range of facial expression, but they do have some distinct expressions. This is one, and the one that always cracks me up is when they look astonished and appalled at the same time.

Jala Pfaff said...

Karen, thank you so much.

ArtPropelled said...

I love reading about the antics and comments about your cats..... Actually I think of this as Rumi's blog! It is strange that I also thought this pastel was far larger than it is. It is very beautiful. Maybe one day you will try something similar on a huge canvas.