5.12.2008

#155 Crimson Elixir


6"x6" oil on masonite SOLD
I get the best light (north) coming in our bathroom window. I wonder how my wife feels about me spending hours in there (maybe she's worried heh heh). I like the composition and color variations of this one, but I wish I had loosed up a lot more.

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14 comments :

Mark Adams said...

Jeff - Spend all the time you need in the John - you create your best work in there. Light, color harmony, composition are all very strong in this piece. Nice!

JMahorney said...

Ha! That's funny and sounds like a good marketing plan. I could be the "bathroom painter", backbacking from toilette to toilette. People come home to find me plein air painting in their bathroom! Picture a pochade box set up in front of the commode and me saying "Good morning, I'm not in the way am I?" ha!

Kate said...

I like the rich color contrast between the deep red and the white and tan. Well done.

Dar Presto said...

I usually read a magazine in there, but you were much more constructive. This is really good work. I was struck by the depth of field and by the nice translucence of the glass.

JMahorney said...

Thanks very much guys. :)

And touché for the puns/jokes. Think I left myself open for those. ;P

Don Gray said...

Great light and feeling of space. Interesting color arrangement too--good job!

Liza Hirst said...

Yes, I agree - its great! The light and the reflections in the bottle are superb!

jilly ballantyne said...

Hello from France!
I am thinking of nasty cough medicine I had to hold my nose to swallow, when I was a kid... what is in the crimson elixir bottle??
aside from all that curiosity, the painting is beautiful, Jeff, I love compositions that are mostly neutral with a slash of colour.
Jilly
ps Our friend, Antony Bridge http://pochade-box.blogspot.com/ has been here for two weeks, leaving soon, look out for all his postings when he goes back to england!

JMahorney said...

Jilly,
Ha! I think it's some kind of fancy body oil. My wife has all kind of pretty girly stuff in the bathroom/kitchen etc. Works out great because I get to paint them. :)

Yeah I'm checkin out his stuff now. Beautiful. Such a cool guy. Love to meet him and you in person someday.

Connie said...

Jeff, awesome painting, wonderful color, texture, and composition...not to mention your funny remarks. Just found you comment on my blog (greatly appreciated, thanks) and rushed over to see your work. Connie

Deb said...

I just found your blog through Carol Marines.
Really nice paintings! I especially like how you have given texture to your gesso board. Something I might like try in my own work.

Simon S. Andrews said...

nice work man, i like the bottle

Justin Clayton said...

I was tempted to insert some bathroom humor here but I'll constrain myself and just say nice job Jeff. Apparently you should be spending more time in there because the quality of light you achieve in this painting is really beautiful. I like how you've composed the green and red complimentary colors in the painting as well. Very nice.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Funny comments, but, this is really a fantastic painting. Subtle, rich color and killer design!