2/6/09

Tina Steele Lindsey - Red Number 5

 
This experimental piece is heavily glazed and at times, depending on lighting, the upper portion can have an encaustic look about it. Warmth was my inspiration. 30 x 24 canvas -

29 comments:

WVJoy said...

I really like this piece.. It makes me feel warm in a week that has been very cold.. You have some wonderful pieces. I can't draw so much as a stick man,(although I have drawn some very interesting stick men) but i favor charcoal and silhouette art pieces.. Your charcoal pieces are fabulous.
WVJoy

TSL said...

Thank you so much! I love charcoal, too, and I've seen some amazing stick men and women - just get you some charcoal and fatten them up, and wella! New art! Again, thanks for your w-a-r-m words!

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Great piece! I agree with WVJoy that it's very warming during this very cold winter.

It's hard to play with new colors, but it can be fun too. Good for you for playing!

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Great painting! Bravo for challenging yourself. And I agree with WVJoy that it's very warming on this cold winter's day.

TSL said...

Thanks, Angela. Good to hear from you! Hope you are staying warm in the north!

Flavia Company said...

Very warming indeed, but there is something beyond... it is very disquieting... that red... Great!

Alan G said...

I personally find the colors very complimentary and appealing. There is certainly a definite contemplative nature to the piece which for me, draws acute attention to the colors.

Flavia Company said...

I'm sorry you don't have a translator, but anyway, thank you very much for visiting my place.
Very nice the words by van Gogh: I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream. I think that's the way it is when you paint, you play music or, in my case, you write a novel or a short story. I'll come back. :)

TSL said...

Alan, you are such a wonderful writer, and so good, a very dear individual, thank you.

Flavia - my hope one day to be bi-lingual. I should continue to play my language CD's in lieu of music when I paint. Thanks for coming back and your good words.

Edgar said...

Tina, so glad to see you back at work and attacking a new palette. We should get out of our color- comfort-zones every once in a while and remake our esthetic.

Flavia Company said...

Yes, Tina, maybe you should... but... do we what we should? Nooooo. We do what we need, want or we are able to... that's life. :)

TSL said...

Edgar - you are so correct. This one has grown on me. I always felt my best work was in my comfort zone. Now I think I just wanted to believe that. It isn't really the best work but rather the most comfortable work. Sometimes a limb needs to hit me on the head before I look and see the tree has died.

Flavia - so true- so true - so true - so true.

Julia Lundman said...

this is stunning! the color is perfect.

David Patterson said...

Wonderful Tina...you've inspired me to do some abstracts! Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting...it was very much appreciated!

Marian Fortunati said...

I really like this... I don't know why.
What is it about abstracts that makes them "good" or not??? How does one evaluate them.
I know that all paintings are judged or evaluated by the person viewing, but HOW does one evaluate abstract. Do you just LIKE it or not???

Whatever..... I do LIKE this!!

TSL said...

David - you go for it, I know you will do something wonderful!

Marian - I don't know how to answer that. It isn't like one could say there is a drawing error, or a shadow is too deep in color, or the pupils are off center. I dunno! But I sure give an abstract the same attention as a figure or still life and they are very puzzling to do. I love your questions, have no answers I could be certain of.

Helen Stannard said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog - I appreciate you taking a look. Your love of charcoals really show through - they have so much depth and a looseness to them that makes them so lovely. The abstracts are appealing as well - I really like Mardi Gras and Dallas.
And I don't think you have any trouble with greens - that landscape is beautiful! I will check back.

TSL said...

Thanks, Helen. I love your work, especially the children doing what children do best, being wonderful. My hope you are painting something that excites you today. My best.

FĂșria said...

thanks for your comment on my blog:)
I don't usually paint abstract pieces because I think you really have to be good to do it ( to be a good painting I mean).
Congratulations.You do it really good:)
keep in touch.

Kim said...

wonderful colour and atmosphere Tina :)
I've added your bio and image and you are also the Featured Artist this week at Top Artists Directory..
cheers Kim

TSL-art said...

Furia,
I have to admit for me painting abstractions isn't easy. A lot of people feel it is just sporadic color, anyone can do it. The eye has nothing to go on as reference as one would have painting still life, landscape, or portrait pieces. Doing it and being fresh and unique is more a challenge for me than a portrait. Anyway, I think you can handle it. Thanks for your kudos.

Kim,
Thanks for featuring me at Top Artists Directory and for your lovely comment here and email prior. My best to you in Australia.

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx Tina for your kind words!
It's really appreciated!

TSL said...

Kindness is as kindness does, Dominic, you are very gracious.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I love reds and yellows! That piece is very calming.

Thanks for stopping by the blog the other day!

TSL said...

Hey girl, anyone who has an 8500 acre playground deserves some company!

Judith HeartSong said...

lovely painting.... I found you through TAD.

TSL said...

Thanks, Judith, for visiting me, and also for letting me know how you found my blog! I have checked your blog out and see you are doing wonderful things!

john said...

this is beautiful. All your work is.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Thanks, John!