Monday, 21 March 2011

Skid row


Skid row, collage and mixed media on panel, 16" x 16" (40cm x 40cm)
I am sorry if this one seems a little menacing, it turned out rather more that way than I had intended. I wanted to experiment with attaching some quite three dimensional objects to the image, I quite like it, I hope you do too.

15 comments:

Debu Barve said...

It looks very nice! Feels like a glimpse from the shipyard.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Not menacing at all to me. Lovely noncolours, I really like these neutrals and textures.

Narayan Pillai said...

I love the texture that you have created and the entire composition is very nice. I loved the previous painting as well. Great work!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Wonderful rich textures Ian. I like it too!

Leovi said...

Abstract language interesting, bright and balanced.

Poetic Artist said...

I like this very much..Rich in color. Beauty..

The Artist Within Us said...

Greetings Ian,

I like where you are taking your art as well as the colour selection.

As for the elements you are attaching to the canvas are interesting, however I feel they do not connect with each other, especially the Roman numeral. I particularly love typography in a work of art but you need to make sure they all have a reason for being there.

Another person commented earlier that it reminds them of a shipyard and I was thinking along those lines to , due to the colours and the military style numbers, all which took me back to WWII.

Do not give up and definitely try again. Look at the elements you select the next time and see what sort of story they tell you and then convey it to us.

Hope it helps.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

La Dolce Vita said...

I found it dark and a bit suspenseful, but what is wrong with that? I think we access the deepest recess of the mind when doing abstract work... I really liked it. well done...

bicocacolors said...

I loooove color and texture!!!!

Donna Iona Drozda said...

I find it soothing and compelling at the same time...a tension is created by the strength of the verticals...and the title is provacative luring me in...for a closer look.
terrific size too.

Anonymous said...

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Tim said...

Cool stuff.

neva gagliano said...

well, i quite like it very much...the light attracts me, all the elements intrique me.....i could look at this for a long time. bravo!

Gaby Bee said...

Great piece! I love the way you use color. The texture is fabulous. That's just my cup of tea.

marifrench said...

Sorry I missed this one till now... I love the dark subtle beauty and mystery of this work Ian

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