Sunday, September 26, 2010

Brothers

Missing again for a week and this time I wasn't even painting!

I have been trying to catch up with mundane things though, like all this blasted administrative work I seem to be surrounded with lately.  But I've promised myself, it's painting tomorrow, come rain or shine!

This painting was done a few weeks back and submitted for our Annual selection day.  Unfortunately the judges didn't like it, so it didn't make it.  But I was quite pleased with it, and after the initial disappointment, am still happy with it.  Hope you like it too.

54 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Liz, this is stunning, so much emotion flowing from it. Bravo!

Avocaken said...

Hi Liz, I like your composition, the colors, all of it! The judges probably should have their eyes examined! :-) I especially like your background colors & how they are repeated in the boys figures. BRAVA!

Ken B.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz...I don't ever try to understand judges...I like the emotion that it invokes! The color scheme is so nice...nice piece!

Carol Blackburn said...

Liz, a wonderful piece. Such emotion in their faces.

laura said...

Hi Liz, It's a lovely painting, full of feeling: I like the expressions on the boys' faces.
One never knows what goes through a judge's mind; I think they often chose with balance, rather than merit, in mind!

art2cee2 said...

You know you can enter a piece in one show and the judges will award it first place and the same piece will not receive anything in another show its all....just an opinion. I love this piece!-- for what its worth! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Liz
We love this portrait. We feel the emotion. The colors are awsome.
We do not understand how judges either,,,, how they come to determine if something is a winner or not.
This portrait is powerful, it speaks,, and we love it.
And you love it,,, many of us love it, and if others saw it,,, they would love it to.
So much feeling and compassion cannot be put into a portrait like this and not win,,,, something is definately wrong with the judge.
Everything you paint has feeling, compassion and love in it.
That is why we love you!
love
tweedles

Anthony Duce said...

The painting is wonderful. I do like it too. Great colors and feeling expressed here. It begins to tell a story.

Benny and Lily said...

Those judges were obviously jealous lady
Benny & Lily

Charlene Brown said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful painting – of such works great Salons des Refusés are made!

Arti said...

This is beautiful, Liz.All those earthy colors merging in each other- and the way the little one peeps from behind of his big brother; its endearing.

Prabal said...

Liz,
Everyone has already said so much. Anyway as soon as I saw it I connected instantly.

Sharon Wright said...

I am sorry for your disappointment, but for what it is worth, I love the painting. It is a glorious depiction of sibling trust.

Willy. said...

O.K. Liz, Leader and protector!!
Beatifull feelings...

Marie Theron said...

Little brother is so cute, his pose is typical, Liz. And the thinnish background very effective!

Melanie Statnick said...

The smallest boy has such depth in his eyes. Beautiful indeed

martinealison said...

Belle peinture et tant de sentiment en jaillit... Le jury est parfois dur je dirais souvent même. Votre peinture méritait des éloges... ne soyez pas déçue car leur décision n'est pas justifiée. Bises

Dean H. said...

I like it< Liz! A very evocative painting.
I sometimes feel the art judges are related to umpires...

sam said...

Wow Liz I love it, the colours are fantastic, great subjects and I like the way you have handled the edges.

DEB said...

Judging is so arbitrary. Enter it into another competition and it will probably win an award!

Dianne said...

Lovely expressive work, Liz! I am glad you are not letting those judges get you down. I hope you get a break from all the admin stuff and get down to some painting soon.

Sadia Hussain said...

Very expressive Liz and beautifully blended!
Have missed you!

marty said...

c'est très beau Liz - j'aime beaucoup ces portraits aux regards
tellement expressifs ! bisous

Barbara Pask said...

What sweet boys with precious eyes. I love the orange background with this, it just glows. A wonderful expressive piece.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

I love this, Liz! Wonderful expressive portrait of these little guys!

Rosemary said...

You captured so much emotion in this piece, Liz. Love the palette and the way you handled the background! It will be a winner in the next show!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Carol - I always appreciate your visits.


Hi Ken and thank you. You give me hope!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Saundra and thank you. The judging process is all so subjective isn't it! I'm fine with it - must just try harder!


Thank you Carol - such a lovely comment!

Art with Liz said...

Who knows what they're thinking Laura, but thank you for such great support.


Thank you Crystal, it's worth a lot to me!

Art with Liz said...

Bless you Tweedles, with friends like you, how can anyone go wrong!


Thank you so much Tony.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Benny and Lily - I think I should have had you two and Tweedles as the judges! Thank you!


Charlene, when I read your comment, it absolutely made my day. What a wonderful thing to say. Thank you so much for the great support.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Arti - I also thought he had such a cute little face peeping from behind his brother!


Dear Prabal, thank you as always my friend.

Art with Liz said...

Your comments on portraits mean so much to me Sharon. Thank you.


Thank you Willy!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Marie. I think the background is what put the judges off!


Thank you so much Melanie!

Art with Liz said...

Merci Martine. I really appreciate your support!


Hi Dean and thank you. Your comment made me laugh! Umpires indeed! Referees as well!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Sam - as I said to Marie, I think the edges are what they didn't like. Just goes to show!


Hi there Deb and thank you. I will put it on another exhibition and see what happens. Unfortunately we have so few here in Cape Town, but its time will come!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Di, thank you. It was your encouragement two years ago that makes me realise it's ok not to get on! Yes, must get back to the easel!


Thank you Sadia. A lovely comment!

Art with Liz said...

Merci Marty - I love painting portraits and am so glad you like them!


Thank you Barbara! Do you know, I absolutely cannot remember what colours I used!!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Ramesh!


Hi Rosemary and thank you for the encouragement! I try to use a limited palette, but I know there is plenty of burnt sienna in this one, besides the primaries!

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Liz...
What a great attitude!! I have bunches of paintings that I like but which the judges didn't... oh well..

And yours is wonderful.. Keep on painting!!

Ajay Patil said...

different treatment and I liked it. Unforunately i was not judge :)

Carol said...

Beautiful painting Liz!

hmuxo said...

Wonderful painting Liz! It's definitely a Winner!!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Maree said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Liz! Love the colours and the tonal value you've achieved here! Yea right, their eyes should be examined! Great work!

padmaja said...

This is a stunning composition that has brought out life from the boys..colors and tones are exquisite and happy that you loved your work, that is most important!

Judie said...

I read a comment you made on Diane Hoepner's blog and decided to visit. Your work is wonderful! I'll be back!!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Marian - the vagaries of the judging system!! Thank you for the encouragement.


Thank you Ajay. Come on over and be one of our judges!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Carol.

And thank you Hilda!

Art with Liz said...

Obrigado Skizo.


Thank you Maree. Loved your comment - made my day.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Padmaja - the just reflect those beautiful colours of Africa!


Thank you so much Judie - and you sure lead a hectic life!

ORGANIZED CONFUSION said...

You have a lovely style
all your paintings have such emotion and tell a story
thanks for sharing
Angela

Liana Yarckin said...

this is stunning. i love the brush strokes and colors. i don't know what the judges were thinking.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Angela! Had a look at your blog and it is aptly named!! Love your pastel work.


Comments like yours Liana give me such hope! Thank you.