Saturday, March 14, 2009

Small Works...


Heirlooms, watercolor, 10" x 10"

The Richeson 75: Small Works show has been posted a bit ahead of time. One of my favorite paintings was accepted into this show. Click on the Small Works link near the top of their homepage.

12 comments:

  1. You continue to amaze with the vibrancy and depth you are able to render in your paintings.

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  2. Just returned from a banquet where I was tempted by all kinds of wonderful food and desserts (but I was good!). And I get this as a reward for being good - it's better than chocolate! What a fantastic, kick-ass painting!

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  3. Thanks to both of you! Glad you like it.

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  4. Chris, what a luscious painting! Each element works so well with the others - the brilliant spice shakers with the ruby-red tomato and the art deco-esque tablecloth. You have captured the bright light and fully shadowed side all in a perfect composition. Wow!

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  5. Thanks, Lisa. Your words are music to my ears!!

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  6. Congratulations on the Richeson 75 show. I came by your piece while viewing my own. Keep it up!

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  7. Chris, I love how you make color look like it's the star, but your strong composition and exciting value changes play so subtly to create such dynamic paintings. What a master! And I'm always smiling when I check out the fun things on your blog.

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  8. Thanks, Steven. Congratulations to you too! I popped over to your website for a look at more of your paintings and I like your work a lot.

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  9. Thanks, Sandy! I really appreciate your comments about this painting. Glad my work makes you smile -- it's a wonderful compliment!!

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  10. Dear Chris,
    I feel as if the Universe directed me here! I was looking for the work of Laurin McCracken, and there, on a gallery page (the Richeson 75 show...Congratulations!), was your work as well...the fabulous "Heirlooms"...and it jumped up and grabbed me by the arm to come see what it was all about (did you know your images did that??)...believe it or not, those funny little ducks are one of my continuing searches on eBay...(though I haven't found any exactly like my Grandma's...except for yours, now!)
    They spoke to me today, I believe, as I have been struggling with depression for the past few months (my Dad passed away right before Christmas, and my Mom earlier last year, and it is just now really sinking in ~ I was the primary caregiver) ~ anyway I USED to be a watercolorist (now I occasionally do little art cards for eBay), and I think this is another gentle "nudge" from "out there" that I need to brush myself off and get going again...:o)
    Thank you for painting this wonderful piece...you have done more good that you can know!
    Kindly,
    Anne

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  11. Hi Anne -- I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing both of your parents in a short time must be very difficult. I'm glad you found me and pleased that you like my work. If it nudges you to paint again, even better! I didn't return to painting until I was in my late 40s and I'm so glad I made the effort!! So have faith and jump in!! Kind regards, Chris

    p.s. Send me an email if you have questions about getting back to painting.

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  12. Amazing job here, Chris!

    Very photorealistic quality to this painting which is really hard to achieve using watercolors. Great job with that!

    Colorful, bright, and fun!

    -Dean

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