Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Utilitarian

Worked on this one the past few days using techiniques I normally don't use. It was quite fun.



 



 

17 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

Wow, this is really good. It is just different enough and artsy and funky.

Mick Carney said...

I like this a lot. Lots of lovely subtle shifts in colour and tone. You say that you use techniques that you don't usually but dont say what they are. Any clues?

Vicente Herrero said...

Friend Bill, this technique and that of the urban landscape I like more, that the used one with the spatula.
The spatula is a tool that has fili, and if has edge he may "to cut".
Regards.

William R. Moore said...

Bill, I like, but I am a sucker for this type of composition-rectangles, planes, line, cubes with limited color and I think you have pulled it off quite well. Always glad to see you stretching your artistic muscle by continuing to explore. Your plein air, palette knife and this piece show a lot of artistic growth and versatility. Yes, fun to stretch and explore. Go Bill.

Chad said...

I'm diggin this!

FCP said...

Bill,
I love seeing how you reinvent yourself and keep your work playful and interesting!
faye

fiziskandarz said...

whoaaa!! very impressive + creative! keep it up :D i like! i like!

Chrissy said...

You never cease to amaze me.

Art with Liz said...

What an amazing painting of such a different subject!

melanie magee said...

brilliant

Gillian said...

This is fabulous.I'm always drawn to grungy things and the colours really provide atmosphere. I really must try oils again - you inspire me.

Ed Terpening said...

I really like this too. What size is it?

Bill Guffey said...
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Bill Guffey said...

Thanks for all the comments on this painting everyone. I appreciated all the thoughts.

Techno - "artsy and funky", I like that.

Mick - Let's just say that about 85% of the painting was done without use of brushes or knives. ;)

Vicente - Thanks, I always appreciate your input.

William - I try to stretch every day. If not, I might pull something while painting. :) Actually, I do love to keep myself just outside my comfort zone. It's exciting and new all the time.

Chad - Jim Croce said, "If you dig it, do it! If you dig it a lot, do it twice." I'll probably tackle something similar soon. Maybe on a larger scale.

Faye - Hi! Me, you and Rhonda never did get together to plein air paint this summer. Maybe a cold, snowy day this winter?

Fizisk - Glad you like!

Chrissy - Always a pleasure to have you visiting. Thanks for the comment.

Liz - Thanks. Different is good...sometimes... ;)

Melanie - Appreciate it!

Gillian - Thanks. I might expand and try different mediums some day. Pretty happy with oils right now though. :)

Ed - Hi. This one is 16 x 20"

william wray said...

really like thes Bill, your onto someting here.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Bill. I could say it was an experiment, but seems that each new painting session is an experiment of sorts.

Celeste Bergin said...

I like this...deliciously cold..hopelessly empty. Vacant! A most unusual painting.