Saturday, July 2, 2011

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort, 8 x 8, mixed media
Elizabeth W. Seaver
SOLD

Some of my mysterious root vegetables...you decide what the title means!

This is painted on 1.5" canvas, so the painting continues on sides, top and bottom.  I've really enjoyed painting on those canvases recently--a nice change from framing.

Back soon,

Elizabeth

25 comments:

-Don said...

I love your colors in this. Personally, I think they're just close enough...

Is your collage on the sides also, or just the paint? I'll bet it looks really cool either way.

-Don

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh wow - the colors and textures in this are amazing!

Congratulations on your son's graduation :)

xo
Kristin

C Tanner Jensen said...

I happen to be a big fan of beets, but these are really wonderful!

Anna said...

You're killin' me here! Love it.

(It's SO good to have you back out here. I've missed you!)

Linda Popple said...

I love this!!! The colors, the subject, the composition - everything. Very creative!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi Don--Thanks. Yes, the collage is on the sides, as well. I think I used foil on this one, but sometimes it is paper. I wish I could take better side view photos so that I could show the edges.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi Kristin:

I'm glad you like the textures. I layered some foil on the canvas so that I could get some cool ripples and could scratch in the surface and leave my mark!

It's so nice to be out of high school, let me tell you!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well, CTanner, you will get your wish when I upload the painting I'm working on now. It is 24 x 24, and relentlessly beet-y!

Thanks for visiting.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Anna:

I have your visit on my calendar, and I want to go out to lunch with you all! Thanks for your visit. Ima bout to go see your blog!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Linda! Thanks for your enthusiasm. I've enjoyed being on to a new series. I'll be showing more soon.

martinealison said...

Des couleurs subliment qui dansent bien ensemble une sorte de collé-serré... Très jolie peinture...
Gros bisous.

the GyPsY said...

Love them! The colours, the textures. As for the closeness- depends on who..

Judy Jones said...

Hey, Elizabeth. Welcome back. Like everyone else, I have missed you. First, congrats on your grad. Big accomplishment, and with honors yet! Wow!

Love your beet painting! The colors are wonderful, and I love the "shines" on the beets even though they are underground. They are truly a mysterious vegetable! Excellent job!

xo, Judy

Kelly said...

...this is really cool! I love it!

Jeanette said...

I really like this one. It has a printmaking look to it and lovely rich colours. Great use of multimedia!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Martineallison: Thanks for your visit. I love seeing your new work!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gypsy: You've got that right!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Judy! Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for the congrats...it's a mystery how they grow up and go away so quickly!

Thanks for happy words about my root veggies. I'm having a ball painting right now. My own schedule rules.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Kelly. Thanks for stopping by.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Jeanette. Mixed media is where my heart lies. I love the endless possibilities it affords. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Artist said...

those vegetables are getting pretty squishy! i love the colors!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Greetings, Artist! I like that word "squishy!" It describes the feeling, perfectly.

I visited your blog and your drawing of boats is just great. Thanks for visiting me!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh My goodness I just love the richness and the beautiful color of this piece. It's fabulous!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Vanessa: Thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped by for a visit. Your blog is always so cool.

Ross Lynem said...

Thanks Elizabeth for visiting me and for your kind words. It is encouraging to me for sure and to see what you are up to as well. Your paintings are rich and vibrant with luscious color which i love. Congratulations for your handsome son and for your new studio. And too thanks for sharing your top ten. Blessings always. ross