Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quandary

11"x14" oil on linen
A man ponders a painting at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.

26 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This paintings got a sweet touching charm.
Love the painting and the title.

Manon Doyle said...

I love coming to your blog Edward! Your work is so inspiring!!

Lauren Maurer said...

Nice job! I love your museum paintings- and I can't get over the icing on your cupcake!

Sheila said...

ooooooooooooooo Edward.. this is amazing..... I feel like I'm eavesdropping on his thoughts!

dominique eichi said...

Such a perfect title for a wonderful painting, Very NICE.

L.Holm said...

It's wonderful, Edward! I love the glow coming in on the wall, and the man's stance.
One of my favorite galleries. Haven't been in a while.

Nancy Medina said...

Edward, that is the perfect title! I wonder what fabulous famous artist created that abstract...I know who painted the fabulous painting of the um painting of the abstract.... ; )

jeannette stgermain said...

Haha, I love this - so well caught!

sam said...

Love this painting Edward just like your last one. Theres something interesting about observing the observer..

AutumnLeaves said...

Great job, Edward!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I love the man's stance in this Edward, you really caught the feeling of his 'quandry'.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I like the way the man is painted in a realistic, yet almost graphic way. The man and the painting are similar in style and color, and this works so well to balance the scene. Quite ingenious! Also, I like the fact that one doesn't know what he is thinking. It leaves the viewer guessing. Great painting!

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on the figure Ed. Love these museum paintings that you are doing.

Dean H. said...

Great job, Edward! I love his very believable "caught in the moment" stance.

Jean Victory said...

An amazing piece...well done! I really enjoy your work!

Dean H. said...

YOU HAVE AN AWARD

You've been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award. You can visit my blog to accept and pass it on to other deserving artists and bloggers.
But if you should choose to pass on this one, I understand.

Congratulations!

Rosemary said...

Another wonderful piece, Edward! I am enjoying this museum series! Love the title on this one.

L. O'Neal said...

You've received an award for your nice work - go pick it up at my blogspot.

Julia Kay said...

Love this series of visitors to museums - I often sit and watch them go by in between looking at the painrings themselves.

Gary Keimig said...

wonderfully handled subject and painting. It tells the story.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Great idea for a series. Nicely done. I will be back to see the next one!
Cheers, Tonya

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Ah! Edward! This one grabs you! It's almost like, in the man's world, nothing exists except him and this painting. Excellent composition.

Trevor Lingard said...

A fine painting with much character.
Hope you are well Edward
Best Regards

Dewberry Fine Art said...

This is wonderful. I have seen that observers stance many a time in the observation of art. You truly captured the "quandry".

rob ijbema said...

supeb painting edward,i really like the contrast between the realistic figure vs the abstract of the painting

Jala Pfaff said...

Awesome painting! The guy's clothing and body language, his barely willingness to tolerate giving that piece of art a chance...it's really great.