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Unread 03-15-2014, 05:19 PM
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Default Amerigo, or Still Life with Dolls and Copper Horns


Oil on canvas, 24" x 30". Can be enlarged by clicking it at my art blog.

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Another nice one, Rick. I love the different textures and the quirky combination of items.

This bulletin board is not set up to make an image fit the space so it makes the space fit the image, as you can see LOL. I have found, through trial and error, that an image about 600 pixels wide fits nicely.
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Thanks Sharon... I figured out how to take it down in size.

This is more allegorical than anything else I've ever done. By a long shot.

I now see Pinocchio sailing on a typewriter boat with the watering can as its prow. And a lot of other stuff.

Lately I have just been opening my still life cabinet and piling things, making landscapes, usually. This time a staged vignette. Putting together the still life and painting it creates objective/subjective narrative. A lot of things, like the dolls, the mask, and the turtle head, have faces with fairly high levels of objective communication. Put the turtle head by the "old map" globe, and there be monsters.

One of the things I have been working on with the series is giving objects depth in the field without agonizing over it to the point of making them too static.

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Default Really nice!!!!

Like the palette and the use of impasto...Well done.
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Thanks Steve,
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I like the detail in this still-life Rick. I especially like its slightly absurd quality.
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You seem to be getting into more detailed work lately. I find that very interesting when done with your impasto style. It's a fun play between spontaneity and control.
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Hi Rick,

I've grown too used to FaceBook... I couldn't fing the "like" button. lol

Very nice painting.

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Rick,

I find this painting's design quite dynamic, especially the use of color, with the more neutral colors in the foreground zigzagging through the middle ground through the typewriter, wine bottle and the globe to the top of the picture plane. The copper French horns and the wall paper are good. The blue vase balances nicely with the globe.

I wonder if its possible to tone down the brightness of the yellow object on the left hand side as it draws attention from the movement of the painting? I love the complexity of the painting. That yellow might be a touch out of place.

Beautiful--very impressed by this!

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The colors work well. I find myself wanting more of that vibrant yellow though.
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