Thursday, 4 November 2010

...a thing of shreds and patches...


This is a re-incarnation of a previously posted painting called XIV, I never liked it much so I decided that it must be given a makeover or be thrown out. This is the result and I am much happier with it.


'A wandering minstrel I-
A thing of shreds and patches'
W S Gilbert  The Mikado

I planned that this would be rotated 90degrees anti clock wise but there has been some dissent in the family and for the moment, at least, my son has prevailed and it is hung with the patches at the bottom.

27 comments:

annell said...

The weight at the bottom seems right, but anyway you like...I like! Maybe it's not up for democracy.

petras-kunstblog said...

Hi Ian. I'm new to your blog and I like this work very much.
The warm colors give a feeling of security. It is as if one could read an old story from the old material. As an old book. So beautiful.

Kelly M. said...

each patch seems to be its' own landscape of late autumn - beautiful.

Svetlana said...

The colours and texture are fabulous. I agree with your son, the patches on the bottom enhance the painting giving it look of an old wall.
I'm also new to your blog and looking your work there is only one word to describe it: sensational!

cerulean said...

You made me turn around and around my laptop....I think it's beautiful as it is now!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the squares on the bottom but you have the last word. The texture is lovely!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Textures, shapes and great color! Of course, I love it.

La Dolce Vita said...

well Ian, I think this is stunning and perfect the way it is and I think you should be quite pleases with yourself!!

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Ian,

Very interesting!

I wish you also showed us a smaller image of the previous version of the painting for comparison, including information regarding the size of the painting. Never the less, as mentioned I find it very interesting and I am in full agreement with your son that the patch work should be on the bottom.

All the colours are harmonious and there is enough interest for the viewer.

Sorry for being signed in under my feline character, but she too loves art.

Best wishes,
Egmont

Ghislaine BRUNO said...

I like the squares on the bottom because it makes my wandering through the picture easier. The squares on the right side would close it. But then, I must admit that this is the kind of composition I keep coming back to in my own work lol !

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

something about that whitish mark- 4th square from the left, top row- makes the whole piece resonate and glow. i agree with your son; this rotation seems to work best. (i looked at it counterclockwise, and personally, i prefer it with the squares at the bottom, as pictured.)

Henrietta said...

Hello
I like this work very much, it's like leather patch work and the color harmony is very good.
Greetings from Finland

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I really like the push and pull of the shapes. At first glance I thought the squares at the bottom were like a ledge with the top pushed further back but the more I look at it the squares at the bottom are are giving me different depths too. Very intriguing movement....

merci33 said...

I join with the consensus...any way you hang it the piece is going to work.
Beautiul texture...I would love to be able to translate this feel to the large piece I'm working on now...ahhhhhhhhhh..alas...this is your genius not mine.

layers said...

you have all my favorites here- textures and rusty subdued colors.

ArtPropelled said...

Aahhh ... a resting place. I'm enjoying just sitting and looking at the enlarged photograph. It's beautiful and I think your son could be right.

bicocacolors said...

such a pure autumn composition, color, textures, I like a lot!

Lynn said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog. Lovely work! Look forward to seeing more.

Nicki said...

Hi Ian,

I just found your blog through Artit and I am so glad I did. Very inspiring and very different from other things I usually see in blogland.

Thank you!

Großstadtheidi said...

like a landscape in autumn!
Great Work!

neva gagliano said...

what can i say that hasn't been said? FAB-U-LOUS!! and wonderful that we can hang our pieces one way, and then change our minds and try another. putting saw tooth hangers on a couple of sides works for me...
i think it's about time to remove the adjective "aspiring" from your profile statement! :-)

layers said...

hello.. been away on a trip and back now in time to see your renewed work- it really does look like patches of cloth at the bottom- a rich quilt of earth colors.

Matthew Felix Sun said...

I love this work and the way it is. However, rotating must reveal something quite different too.

I just blogged about the Orientation of paintings, featuring a YouTube video.

Not just abstract, even representative works sometimes have such issues as well. This is quite interesting topic.

LauraX said...

I love the weight of the patches at the bottom and the way they open upward to light!

Sophie Munns said...

What a delightful work Ian,

You've really made this work speak!

Luz said...

un trabajo estupendo!

Jesús Cuenca said...

Trabajos magníficos para disfrutar de la textura, del color y la expresión. Los collages síntesis y arte. Felicidades.

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