Thursday, 4 September 2008

Compartments II - Bottle and Blue Surform



This might be the last post for a while. Still busy moving house and it needs alot of work, so everything is on hold at the minute.
Another compartment painting. The blue object is an old surform (a kind of wood plane). I had been hoping to find an old retro style stapler for this painting, but didn't come across one. I found the surform and thought it had a bit of character. I realised that it had a similar shape to what I was looking for in the stapler, so went for that instead. The shape kind of echoes the shape of the shoe and the colour pulls the blue out from the AllStar logo. Although the objects in the paintings may appear to be random, or "mismatched", they all associate with each other in some way. One of the ideas behind these paintings is "balance" so I'm trying to get a relationship going between the colours and the shapes - where a certain shape or colour is repeated or mirrored elsewhere in the painting- tying the compsition together.
I'll post some closeup details of this painting in the next post.

13 comments:

Krista said...

Hi Neil,

I love this! Especially the way you squeezed the shoe into a space that was slightly too small for it, bending up the toe.

sarah meredith said...

this is terrific, Neil - interesting, a little melancholy in spirit and the brushwork is fluid and lovely. I look forward to the next one.

Theresa Rankin said...

Beautiful balance! Lovely brushwork...

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow this is one cool painting... I also love 'Eilidh (La Luna)'... really cool

plastic business card said...

Its fabulous idea yu choose and all items are looking fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

plastic business card

shopping cart said...

I think this frame or rack is made solely for these items. :) Thanks for this post.

Shopping cart

Hotel key card printing said...

A fantastic collection of shoe,bottle and other thing i never seen such type of painting before it.I have also visited a website that is also related to art and provide cards facilities such as Hotel key card printing


PVC card printing


Plastic card printing


plastic business card
and all cards are well designed for for buyers.

David Malan said...

Nice new work. Those charcoal studies are great, nicely rendered.

Julie Beck said...

oooo where do you find these cool compartment things...i'd love them for my house!!!!


the concept for these paintings is phenomenal. ill def be back to see the others!

Anonymous said...

i love your brush expression!

fifa from indonesia

Fakhruddin40 said...

This painting looks very pretty and beautiful.

Plastic Card

Zafran ali said...

Much much better & so gorgeous item,Nice painting well done man keep it.
Wire Harness

Zafran ali said...

Wow!Such a beautiful art work,So impressive work...Nicely done.

gift pakistan.