Monday, July 5, 2010

Untitled 16 (oil)


So nice to work in oil again...

The Rothko-esque form may be derivative, but endlessly fascinates me, and I find it holds so much potential for (color) expression.

This is 24" x 36".

(The photo has some unwanted glare in the left upper area.)




It's good to have a fainting couch available for art-viewing fatigue.




The sky here at sundown the other evening was amazing. All I could think was, Sonya Johnson would've really known what to do with a camera to capture the effect.


More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

12 comments:

Karena said...

Jala, I adore this work of art I have used this palette in several paintings, so energetic and yet mesmerizing!

Karena
Art by Karena

Caroline said...

Very peaceful and serene painting of beauty Jala, thanks for giving the size of the canvas too it will lovely really wonderful at that size.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Wow, the colors in this are stunning! ...and it's big enough to really appreciate them. Beautiful work, Jala.

loriann said...

ooooooooooh, your Rothko-like style is amazing, I might go so far as to say I think the vibrancy of color is extra appealing. I might go so far as to say that your explorations of color and glow make them entirely your own. Rothko gets left behind.

Casey Klahn said...

Derivative is a word I am guilty of using, but I like to call it a master study. Yours of MR are super awesome great, in my humble opinion. I hope you keep doing/posting them until you find what you can from them.

Your avant-garde kitty can use a break, huh?

SamArtDog said...

I know it's not intended, but I like the shine on this one. It adds a lot.

carolking said...

Love your painting. I could really relate to it today since it was 102 degrees in NY.

The kitty just kills me.

Sonya Johnson said...

Jala, I'm not familiar with Rothko's work [will have to go investigate now], but I do find this fascinating. That light acid green and the red-orange...that's just awesome, for lack of a more literary or descriptive term.

Look - it's a "Rumi still life" :). I like how he almost forms a yin-yang shape with the pillow.

You're kind re the nod to my blog - thanks much :). Being on the eastern side of the Rockies, you probably get much better sunrises than sunsets, I'd imagine. I love how the underside of the clouds gets lit up at a certain point during a sunset like you captured.

bonnieluria said...

Isn't everything derivative of something? Every song is made of notes that someone else used. Every dish has been made with familiar ingredients. What gets added is the personal signature.

What appeals to me ( aside from Rumi and his museum walk exhaustion ) is the way the pink dissects the two yellows, casting them into warmer and cooler casts.
And the ethereal softness.

r garriott said...

Such sumptuous colors...! And I always love to see what new lounging place the kitties have found.

jane minter said...

i love this jala one .... great flat cats :)

Sheila Vaughan said...

I never tire of your Rothko-esque forms. They are endlessly interesting and beautiful.