Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Artist's Time-honored Subject

                                                                                                               Acrylic, 6x6"

I know it's been awhile, so for those of you still checking my blog, thanks for hanging in there with me.  I have been very busy healing from two broken ribs.   So, painting has been difficult.  Coincidentally, during this past few weeks, I have also had a terrible time taking any good photos of my work.

Today was my second session painting this wiley little apple!  Thankfully, during today's session, I was listening to a fantastic interview on the AHA radio show with artist C.W. Mundy which convinced me to be a little more playful and a little less careful.  I am  happy with the results and fairly happy with the photo, too, which is super great because red is hard to photograph.

Watchers who are artists, I urge you to listen to that show!  I haven't even finished listening to it, and I am urging you to listen to that show!

As for the ribs, let me just say that when traveling through a parking lot, be careful of who might be opening their car door...yikes.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the bold pink with the red on that wily little apple. :)

Stefanie

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Stef. You sound like an artist, and I know that you are, even if much is dormant right now. I'm lucky enough to have one of your latest creations, though...loving those paper cranes!

Marcia said...

Meredith, Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the post. Reviewing my experiences with other artists reminds me of what I have learned and how far I have actually come.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Marcia. It's great to read your history. I love seeing how you have been influenced and developed into the wonderful artist you now are. I know we have in common similar time challenges to painting, so it's ever more the treat whenever you post a new one...

Sharon L. Graves said...

will Wiley Coyote be eating that wiley apple any time soon? This is super. I have not been successful with still life paintings yet, but I'll keep working at it. I also love the pink with the red apple.

Meredith Adler said...

Sharon, you always bring a smile! Somebody will surely be eating that apple soon, because it has been hanging around my studio long enough! I would love to see what you come up with for still life. I really feel like doing still life has improved my work and my "seeing." You know I will be there watching on your blog. And thanks, btw, for the compliments, much appreciated.

Cathy Engberg said...

Excellent job modeling the shape with all those reds! They might have been painted before, I love how you made this one your own! Love love love pink and red/orange together!

ME said...

So happy you're well enough to paint and post again. I know how much both mean to you and ME!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Cathy, thank you, I might blush from your wonderful comments! Watchers, I know I have introduced you to Cathy before, but I want to encourage you to check her out again, because she has started a really special project. She is painting THIRTY PORTRAITS (!) from photos people are sending to her. The portraits are magnificent! I really encourage you to have a look...

Meredith Adler said...

And thank you, too, Mom...always happy to make you happy. Watchers, my mother has been patiently checking my blog every single day. I'm lucky to have such support!

Mary Maupin said...

Needed: a "like" button. I like the apple very much!

carol edan said...

Glad you at last conquered the apple... now it can be part of a pie!!!Great photo!!!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Love the warm and cool colors you used and thanks for the tip in the radio interview. I really enjoyed it.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Mary, and we need a "like button" for all I saw in your studio the other day!

Carol, yes this was the same apple I was telling you about. Finally! And Watchers, Carol has been very kind to help learn about photographing my art, that's why she's commenting on the photo!

And Julie, thanks so much for visiting my blog, I am honored. Glad you liked the show. Watchers! Run, do not walk, RUN to see Julie's blog. She is a fantastic artist and has a really wonderful style she calls "fracturing." I am totally blown away by the painting she did recently of a kitchen sink area! Check her out.

Virginia Floyd said...

I like the apple. I admire your loose brush strokes. That is something I have struggled with constantly.
Thanks for your lovely message on my blog. I hope you continue to heal quickly.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Virginia. I appreciate your stopping by. You have been a big inspiration to me since I discovered your blog.

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