Friday, January 11, 2008

Hopper Still-life



Hopper Still-life
My first drawing post of the New Year! & it feels good! :)
This is my usual 6" x 18" misc. colored pencils on Pastelbord.
I'm not sure what this piece means... I just love that painting by Hopper (and all of his work) and tried to create a still-life surrounding it and pointing to it as well as complimenting its color scheme. I'm hoping that since the objects are arranged circularly around the painting as well as many pointing to it, the viewer will get sucked right into where the girl sits.






12 comments:

Fannie said...

Inviting piece, Nicole. Makes one want to sit, relax and ponder. Beautiful work.

Meg Lyman said...

Great job. The depth and perspective is excellent, and the composition does exactly what you wanted it to.

Cindy said...

Oh, it's good to see your prolific little self working! Beautiful as usual. Love the Hopper reference!

hbedrosian said...

Very interesting composition! I think you achieved your goal of pointing the viewer to the girl in the painting.

Liz P said...

I love this, Nicole! Your composition, color choices, and subject matter are all so pleasing. Just beautiful!

Paula Pertile said...

This is gorgeous Nicole! You amaze me. You are so FAST.

Casey Klahn said...

Very complex. Love it, Nicole.

Lisa B. said...

Alexander Nemerov gives an interesting podcast on Hopper. Scroll down and select the low res version unless you don't mind waiting an hour for the hi-res to download.

http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/hopperinfo.shtm

Nicole Caulfield said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back everyone!!!


I think I will be doing more of these weird perspective ones soon. I'd really like to do one using the photos of the presidential candidates - we'll see!

I'll have to go and listen to that Lisa! Thanks.

Catherine said...

Beautiful ! I like the subject, the perspective and the colored harmony ... And Hopper !

E-J said...

Beautiful work. Love the format too.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

So good. Such a brillaint perspective. Brilliant.