Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fascination

SOLD
10"x8"
oil on canvas
A man admires Vermeer's "A Woman Weighing Pearls" at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.

16 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Ahh..... it's a beautiful painting, Edward. I feel like I'm right beside this guy looking at the Vermeer.

Dana Cooper said...

Wonderful Edward...great sense of atmosphere! I want to stand next to him to get a view too.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

So real.
I love the feeling here.
Me too. I want to stand right next to him.
Lets take numbers.
Very nice Ed.

Pam Holnback said...

Great piece. I really like how you captured the wooden floor and wall.

Cathyann said...

Edward, this is so soft,just as the feeling when you step into that room to see those small wonders. Nice work.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

I like the gesture the man has... leaning into the painting he is studying. Also the overall softness... no sense of urgency, just a sincere feel.

David Larson Evans said...

Alot to like about this one but the light and the balance stands out most to me . Great job.

Gwen Bell said...

Really terrific job on this, Edward! The figure is so well painted and I get a real sense of being there.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Another great museum painting, Edward. I like the orange/rust foreground that grabs the eye, and the blue/gray of the shirt repeated around the painting, allowing the eye to follow nicely. And his stance says it all. I like how Maria put it. No urgency, just a sincere feel.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, detailed, work, my friend!
Great atmosphere. His left hand is superb!!...And at such a small size!
Love everything about this one.

Rishi Kapil said...

Like the figure , very expressive - the clutching arms

Ann Rogers said...

A real "pearl" of a painting, Edward! Such a beautiful example of realism in the composition as well as the technique.

Jala Pfaff said...

Incredible. Amazing job on the perspective, foreshortening, everything!

L.Holm said...

beautifully balanced--his stance, and the entire painting. Love the feeling of intense concentration.

jyothisethu said...

edward,
the 'fascination' is great in every way...
clever use of the posture of the subject, instead of his face, to transmit the fascination is fantastic...
congrats...

Priti said...

Love the painting;love the title! Nice work with the composition, pulls the viewer right into the painting.