Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Lime Wedges with Knife"



More fun with thick paint! I went and saw the Van Gogh and Gauguin show at the De Young about a month ago . I had only seen Van Gogh in print and it was inspiring to see his work in person. I must confess it made me feel that my approach to painting was somewhat careful and cautious. Since then I've been trying to let go a bit more. Let go.... but still try to keep the drawing somewhat accurate. It can be a tough balance.

5 comments:

yasha said...

What a lovely painting Mike.The loose strokes add so much freshness to this work.The vibrant colors catch your attention inatantly

Lori Bonanni said...

Hi, Just found your blog! Beautiful work! Great brushwork and color!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Really like what you are doing. Fun composition, color and brushwork. I guess we could call those the "big 3". I like the thick paint you are beginning to use. I think it adds a ton of interest.

Denise Rose said...

Very nice and great job on the knife. I have trouble with shiny things and you got this right on.

Nancy Clearwater Herman said...

I love the way you are not afraid to use a lot of paint! Great colors.