Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clearly scattered

Apple Time
oil on canvas
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Here is painting #29 of my 100 painting project. Doing these little paintings is giving me so many ideas for works I would like to do, larger works, and themes I would like to explore. In the past, whenever I would get some fantastic new idea for a series, I would often start but then not take that idea through to it's conclusion. Somewhere along the way I would get some other fantastic new idea and then explore that for a bit until after a while I had several series going where I had only just begun to play with a particular concept. So this 100 painting project is proving to be a good discipline for my scattered mind. It is something simple to achieve from start to finish, a good, clear goal. And while I am focused on this project, I allow my ideas to run wild, taking lots of notes, making plans and revising those plans, so that I just maybe will be ready for the next clear goal to set.

16 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

very shiny red apples. well done :D

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Oh wow, oh wow, this is a winner, an appealing subject handled with skill and sensitivity.

Shirley said...

Another beautiful oil painting. You achieve such a fantastic smooth surface.

Teresa said...

Wow... this is beautiful! I like the idea about taking notes.. I need to start doing that.

E*phi said...

Wow, incredible! These look as if one could just take one and bite into it! I love the play between darkness and light too! <3

And yes, please! Feel free to add my project to your list, it'd be an honor! :) Thx!

curiouscrow said...

Lovely reds - very inviting painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

My favorite apple painting ever...These babies look like grandma is going to begin peeling them any second for a pie. That homey feeling just comes right along with this pile of apples. Lovely and beautifully rendered, Ann!

Bénédicte said...

Beautiful! Your fruits paintings are incredible.

raena said...

Your work is always so great, but your fruit still lifes are among my favorites. This is fabulous. I love the lighting you do with these. I don't know a lot about art history, but it reminds me of the way Dutch (I think?) paintings are lit.

PAMO said...

WONDERFUL!!! LOVE IT!!!

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Wonderful!

padmaja said...

I liked the richness that has been achieved with these apples, nice highlights! I also loved "path"..

Krista Meister said...

That's the beauty of leaving your 100 paintings project open-ended. You're not limiting yourself to a certain subject, so you're free to explore EVERYTHING! These apples are stunning, so lifelike, I couldn't believe it was a painting at first.

nanke's stuff said...

At first glance I thought this was a photograph. Then when I saw it was your painting, I was just amazed. It's so rich and has so much detail. It's beautiful! nancy

Gary Keimig said...

very nicely done, Ann.

Ralph said...

All of your work is amazing just amazing.

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