Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Crayolas and Marbles in a Mason Jar




Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 12 x 12''
#193, 2011

I used a flash when I did the photo study for the painting. What intrigued me about this image was how the light was retained within the jar while the outside remained in obscurity. The glass itself became a conduit to absorb the crayons colors and give the impression as if the light was actually coming from inside the jar and not from another source. 

This is my second entry that will hang in the Realism exhibition to be held at the Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta. The show regroups many artists I've had contacts with since the inception of this blog. Needless to say, I am thrilled to be showing alongside them and equally excited to show with so many artists that I have admired (one for as much as a decade) and many that are new to me. The opening reception will be held this coming Friday, April 8, from 7pm to 10 pm. The show continues until May 12, 2011.

UPDATE- To view photos of the opening reception- please visit Neil Hollingsworth's blog at this LINK . Thank's Neil!




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9 comments:

Nick said...

You have elevated your game with this painting! I love the original viewpoint you have chosen looking into the jar and I feel you have captured a childlike excitement that you would get when first peeking into the jar to see what you can find! The blurry out of focus pushes the eye into the area of interest.

Pierre Raby said...

Masterful! Outstanding work Alvin.

L.W.Roth, said...

You said you were going to do it and you did. One more painting in ten days. Wow--but then your paintings are wow. They will be a highlight in the Realism Exhibit I'm sure. I know I'd walk across the room to take a closer look. Your childhood subject matter and precise execution would be the draw.

Carrie'sCreations said...

This painting is beyond fantastic!! Love that you described the process of this still life, all that color bouncing around is so gorgeous!! I say this every time, but you are a genius!!! Simply, stunning!

Arti said...

Your work is truly awesome, Alwin.Glad to meet you.

Kari Tirrell said...

Alvin, I love this painting. It is excellent, but then your work is consistently excellent. Congrats again on being included in the show!

DAREL JAVIER said...

I like your actrylic paintings! I seldom used acrtylic for me its the most difficult medium, especially when you used to paint realism. THE BEST ACRYLIC PAINTINGS! :)

Lisa said...

Of course i love this piece! Also, I want to publicly thank you for being so generous. I am putting all your info to a test beginning this weekend. It might be a total flop but it should be a learning experience. I would love to see you get a Twitter account. If you have one, I couldn't find it. I did however use mine to link to your blog (I tweeted about your awesome work). Have a great weeken and thanks again!

Shelley Whiting said...

Wow love the photo realism and detail of this image. The way light is captured in this picture is breathtaking.