Sunday, March 4, 2007

Alaina" Still life #1" --20"x16"


Blogger BMVH maybe? said...

In the next 18 sentences I am going to explain my feelings on this painting but before I do I would like to state that anything I mention is just my opinion on what I would like to see. The creative aspect of how Alaina painted this is wonderful and portrays what she was feeling as she painted this. Starting with the background color I would like to see a bit more wild feeling to the brushwork. Viewing from the aspect of this digital archive of the orginal it seems that the brushstrokes are smooth and lack a Chris Tyson-like sassy feel. The color choice for the background I believe was a two thumbs up feel on decision. I don't like the greenish blue tint near the fruit but the overall feeling is good. The violin gives me a popped out effect that feels misplaced in my eyes. I feel that the violin is hovering outside the composition. I can't quite place my finger on what the fix would be but its possible the drawing could be tipped a little. The light and shadow of this painting is something of a passioniate look. The changes and the fixes I would make would be to the sharpness of the lighting. Some of the lighting effects seem not to look as reflective as I would recall. The color in the painting is a nice blend of browns, oranges, golds, and a few others. I would like to see a bit more color gradients in some of the more detailed areas of the painting. For example I would enhance the illusion of form and volume by enhancing the feeling of color levels around the eyes and the cheekbones of the lion. Movement could be enhanced by sassy brushstrokes like I previously stated. Overall the piece gives nice flow, balance, and quality. I believe the presentation has been accomplished with a look and feel of this particular painter.

March 18, 2007 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Boa HC, New York, USA said...

More of complimentary color in negative space against the major forms may improve the sense of depth and 3-dimensional illusion. Foreground space can be handled with purple or blue hue. Cast shadow of the form in foreground may improve the depth and volume of the forms. Violine looks awkward in this painting. I appears leaning against the drape. Shadow from violine will improve the composition. Enhanced light and shadow in forms of lion, fruit and violine will improve the volume of forms. I like her brushwork to generate 2ndary planes in the form. Generally I like the relationship of clors in this painting but enhanced light and shadow in forms, neagtive space will improve the illusion of 3-dimension.
Alaina's work showes delicate but competent brush work and sense of color. It is very lovely and paintery work.

March 20, 2007 at 7:12 AM  

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