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semd74
08-02-2011, 12:18 PM
Done with the loaded knife...hope you enjoy this one...

J Witt
08-02-2011, 02:43 PM
The empty chair, what a great subject and very well done. Reminds me of Van Gogh since he always liked to paint empty chairs.

AmbraArtist
08-02-2011, 03:05 PM
I love paintings of subjects in houses :)

mannafig
08-02-2011, 08:08 PM
Very nice I like it:):)

coops
08-02-2011, 10:41 PM
A nice painting and a great chair to sit and view it. Well done:)

Alexandra
08-02-2011, 10:42 PM
I like I like I like.

Caesar
08-02-2011, 11:54 PM
This is an excellent one of this series. The bold armchair and frame color concur to give unity to this painting.

semd74
08-03-2011, 01:30 AM
Thankyou all very much...as your comments are always welcomed and appreciated :)

gxhpainter2
08-03-2011, 01:50 AM
Steve...nice work on this one.. I like the compositon and colors very striking and the simplicity of the chair and the painting on the wall ( is that a PD Dinkles vase series ?).... great stuff here..;);):):):)

pat1940
08-03-2011, 01:54 AM
Aw Steve, love your chairs, they always look so comfy, great job:):):)did you see your flower in AR magazine, looks great, I finally got one of my paintings in there:D

justjean
08-03-2011, 06:40 AM
Steve, your chair series is fantastic, it would be great to see them all together :)

barnburner
08-03-2011, 06:54 AM
Very nicely done Steve. Makes me want to sit down and take a nap! :):):)

D Akey
08-03-2011, 05:15 PM
Nice, but the color is really loaded. And if you are going to do all your mixing on the canvas, you may want to pick colors that have a relationship already working. Until one gets control of that, and even after, it's not a cheat to pick colors from a photo or a painting that you like. And then with those colors, you can apply them, knife or brush or pastel or whatever.

Right now, the walls are very high key and almost acidic. Gives it a distinct look which challenges the illusion of depth and dimensionality a might. If you notice the green walls, they sorta vibrate forward closer than the chair which is neutralized a little from the mixing down the saturation somewhat in breaking the color with shadow and light. The walls are raw and big comparatively. So if you want the chair to be the star of the show you have to keep the backdrop from upstaging it. If you want it to be wild, you would want to have the saturation on par throughout. And in that case it will read as a whole. And that's a valid way to go as well.

Bear in mind is that saturation rushes forward. And putting high key (saturation) complimentary colors next to each other is going to make it vibrate all the more.

But it's a good experiment and you are getting good mileage to find out what color does in context of a painting.

Well done, and keep going!

Avim
08-03-2011, 05:54 PM
I like it a lot (i like all your chairs)
but i think the picture on the wall is a little bit interrupting:)

semd74
08-03-2011, 11:49 PM
D Akey...thankyou for your analysis and critique...most helpful and I certainly have a lot to learn.

Avim...looking back I think you are right...the vases are a bit "out of place"

it's amazing what a person can learn from hearing what others actually see in one's painting...thankyou

waheednasir
08-04-2011, 08:27 PM
a very inviting image. looks fine..:).