Sunday, January 16, 2011

All You Really Need

All You Really Need, SOLD, 11x14, Oil on Linen.
(a roof, and a boat)
Here, on it's date of birth- in October, the painting is only a few minutes old.
I included the red buoy at one point. It had an interesting story, the man from across the street came over telling how he and his son pulled it out after a hurricane years ago. The form took over the composition, but I like the color that remained.

And here it is with some *Bling*. The last group of paintings ready for my show looked so pretty in their gold plein air frames, like kids dressed up for the prom, I took them outside for more photos before I let them leave the house.

As painters, we can only attempt the challenge of mimicking outdoor light. Check out the morning light that danced into my studio, making it's own light show.

My new ~Glowing~ art bio written by Art Praha Galerie can be read @


Pam Holnback said...

Love the video!

Karla said...

This is an extraordinary painting! I couldn't put my finger on what it was that I liked so much and then I saw your video about dancing light. Bingo! You really captured the light. Bravo!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

wonderful! Your painting is infused with energy/liveliness. So much more than was visible in the photo. I second Karla's observation. Great post, Jill.

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Jill. I have video of some light dancing in a swimming pool which comes out gold on green water that I've tried to post but it says the file is too large. I know you'd enjoy it.

Marie Theron said...

Full of life and vitality! A wonderful painting with a "want to be there" feeling!

Kathy Cousart said...

"All you really need" is beautiful and love the way they eye and the light dances around it- you are so good! Love the music and light dancing framed in your video. A good light hearted moment!

Teresa said...

Another winning painting. Love it!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

A beautiful painting and looks so nice in that golden frame! You are so always ;)
Some problem with the browser...couldn't watch the video :(

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wonderful painting. Love your brush strokes and beautiful colors. We are in the midst of very nasty weather. So it's great to see you enjoying the outdoors in the glorious sunshine.

all the best with the show.


Jill Berry said...

Thanks for your responses!
Pam, Karla-
About that light, that morning, it taught me a lesson- try as we might, with paint- you can't touch that. But try we must.

Dale- Good to see you again! And I so appreciated your comment. "Activate your surface with lively interplay"- I wrote this quote on a napkin recently. I don't remember where it came from, only that it is a worthy goal. Thanks again.

Carol- I have been enthralled by light on a pools surface, photographed it, but wouldn't it be a challenge to paint!
About blogging videos- I've just figured out the way is to upload to youtube, then send it to blogger.

Thanks Marie, I hope things are great there too.

Kathy- You are an encouraging soul!
You too Teresa! Thanks.

Thanks Ramesh- I always appreciate your Super-Professional opinion!
Sorry about the video. It is on youtube - JillBerryArtist (Dancing Light)

Thanks Joan- Stay by the fire, but don't let your turp ignite! Last week we had a coat-weather few days, but I actually put lemon on my hair and got sun the last two days- It is beautiful here. I just found out my little sister is coming to my art show next week, to exit the KY snow for a bit, no doubt.

Luzia said...

Dear Jill, so much paintings and so lovley scenes! I`m always impressed about your wonderful work and your art. A lot of hugs from Luzia.

Amelia said...

It's great to see images of art in action. such wonderful painting too. As for the light dancing video I LOVE IT! Things like this are great and I adore experimentation in the name of art :)


Jill Berry said...

Luzia- I got your comment just as I went to see my art-show up, and thought how great it is to have contact with encouragers like you. Simply wonderful!

Amelia- It's great to hear from you. I'm glad the on-site scenes & multi-approach presentation helps liven-up my blogspot. Thanks for commenting.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Wonderful piece here Jill...hmmm looks like my happy place!