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on: January 17, 2013, 08:29:50 PM
"Into the Light" is a 16" x 16" acrylic on 1 1/2" wrapped canvas. Comments and suggestions are appreciated.


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Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 08:38:02 PM
Love the textured white/cream border and the vermillion. As a contrast I want to touch them.
I like what I like and I am no expert on modern abstract, so I can not suggest anything to make it better, or suggest what it is lacking either, sorry. But that dosent detour me from liking it and making me feel I am at a bottom of a well, looking up, feeling a little claustraphobic too.
I hope that helps in some way Lynn, Thank you for sharing your great painting.
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Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 11:40:48 PM
Lynnm, I can't remember if I welcomed you to Paintbasket, so here is a big.  :bigwelcome:

Your painting is a good use of the "Push and Pull" theory developed by Hans Hoffman.  The texture really adds an interesting effect to your painting.

Here is a link to a puzzle where you can play with making your own arrangement of colors.  See how the warm colors come forward and the cool colors recede.

One of the assignments at the college in the Color Theory course was to make an arrangement with colored paper and glue it on a page, then match the colors with our paint and make a painting of the arrangement.  I didn't take a photo of it. 
My greatest resource will always be Nolan and Dennis of course.  They're the BEST!!!   :smart: :smart: :smitten:

We did a whole lot of studies using acrylic paint or oil on paper and we had to compile a journal of these.   Now I can use it as a resource/reminder.
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Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 01:08:07 AM
 :welcome:  from me too lynnm!  Hope to see more of your work.. I don't  know too much about abstract, so I'm not the one to comment on your painting.  It looks good to me...but that's not a lot of help ;D   I'm sure the experts will be along to help!

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Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 03:11:10 AM
 :welcome:  To PB .....I like white texture in your painting.Beautiful color combination :clap:


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Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 06:50:19 PM
Thank you, all. This painting sold about 10 minutes after I posted it on my Facebook art page!!! Now I have to ask for it back for a show I'm doing in February. (Good problem to have, right?)


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Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 03:51:14 PM
Congratulations Lynnm1947   :congrats:   Keep us posted about your show. Love to hear all about it.  :clap: