Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Temperature of a Painting

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Excerpt from this posting:

"...Squint to see basic light or shadow falling on the table but open your eyes to see how temperature changes create the pattern. In this case the pattern reverses..."

This journal entry is now available as part of a compilation in ebook form:

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102 Entries
26,700+ Words
95 Full-Color Illustrations (Oil paintings by the author.)
2006 - 2010

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-Doug Rugh

1 comment:

Michael-Ann said...

Please don't feel compelled to approve this comment :) I suppose I just want to strike up a conversation with you. maybe I should just email?!

I Don't understand why folks are apprehensive to post comments in blogs...wish they weren't!

I love the transition of cool to warm in your painting - incorporating it into your exquisite detail surely wasn't an easy task.

It (your painting) holds that same sort of visual "celebration - or perhaps simply a dance" i get when staring at the objects in my kitchen window sill. Cool day-light bouncing off one side of things and warm incandescent bouncing off the other side.

This is a painting I have seen that holds a less subtle example of warm/cold windowsill visual... the color in this painting really gets me, perhaps I am a sucker for the complimentary thing... i really don't understand the technical aspects of painting/color enough to specify.

I actually have one of his lilly paintings. I like his work, despite the fact that it gives me a "paint-by-numbers" feeling (unlike your own work, which sings mastery)

okay, that is all i have to rattle on about tonight... hope all is well with you and yours!