Saturday, May 22, 2010

in the trees



17 comments:

Double "D" said...

Awesome Sam,

Great shapes, contrast and color.
I really like the boldness of
your approach.

How do you arrive at the idea?
Regards to the dogs.

SamArtDog said...

Hey DD!

Thanks for the comment. Long time no hear. Seems it takes me forever to post an actual piece of art. Did this of trees at the ranch. I am The Monthly Painter. Har har.

How's yer arm? Where are you at with your PT? Gets old, doesn't it? I think of you when I think I'm having a hard day. Then I send you good thoughts. The dogs always send you big slurps.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Unique perspective. I like the bold value choices, too. Nice work!

SamArtDog said...

Yeah, bold as a brick.

As Popeye said, "I yam what I yam."

Don Gray said...

Marvelous! You packed so much emotional energy into this simple, abstracted design.

Jala Pfaff said...

Ah-ha, so this is what she's been keeping under wraps across the street. Very nice.
Like the love child of Wolf Kahn and Sheila Vaughan.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S.
Word verif.: creast
I didn't iron the laundry, so it got...

SamArtDog said...

Thanks, Don. Like the dogs say, "Keep it simple."

SamArtDog said...

Jala,
Yikes. A love child? Lucky I didn't throw this baby out with the bath water.

Do Wolf and Sheila know I'm the nanny?

Melinda said...

"in the trees" AND you can see the forest.

Beautifully done. The richness of the trees' colors really do create a strong sense of mass.

wv: 'hange'--After you've "creast" your clothing, you might want to 'hange' them up.

SamArtDog said...

Verification: confirmation, substantiation, proof, corroboration, support, attestation, validation, authentication, endorsement.

Word up, dude!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hahaha, Melinda! :)

loriann said...

Talk about bold and fearless. That describes you. This one gives such a feeling of space, but then goes and takes it away, unusual contradiction which makes tension and tension is very desirable.

SamArtDog said...

Loriann
I try not to know what I'm doing. That way success is guaranteed. And then I get to hear what I did from objective experts like you. Works for me!

Sheila Vaughan said...

I do now know you're the nanny. I should like to make a public statement to the effect that Wolf and I have never got it together. I suspect we are both too ancient but who knows. Anyway, the babe is beautiful, strong and uncompromising. Love the broody blues! Jala, my Google word verification here was "worpey". I kid you not.

SamArtDog said...

Sheila
Thanks for the compliment. From you, it's respected.

Patrice said...

I love this one. It speaks volumes to me...

Very powerful in its deceptive simplicity.

And as for the toes... ouchy!