Original Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Leslie Sealey
Leslie, This is a daring subject, well painted, it takes courage to do the ones that are hard to see what they are. At first glance I thought I was in a doctors office or something, it come together for me after a beat, but I would suggest you have something instantly recognizable for scale reference, A person, or a baggage handling cart, some texture/ elements on the ground that really feels like "runway." It's to late now, but a slightly wider shot giving us more context would have helped too.
Hmmm...I can see that getting a sense of scale might be difficult here, and I agree with that. As far as a wider shot-I think that would be getting away from my purpose. I don't want you to recognize what you're seeing at first! : ) I'm thinking purely in terms of an intersting arrangement of shapes, of the design. The location is secondary, IMO.
I like this! I think it functions well as a semi abstract arrangement of shapes. The finished version is much more recognizable and I loved that moment when it clicked into context!How big is it?
Thanks Craig! This one is a 16x20.
Hi Leslie,I like this piece and the surprise received once I figured out what the subject was really about. Mysterious. Especially love the colors.
I appreciate your comments, June. I don't just see an airport gate, I see all kinds of repeating shapes and patterns. The painting should stand on its own in terms of composition, color,etc. whether or not anyone recognizes what it is. The bonus or icing on the cake is the "aha" moment people experience when they recognize what they're looking at. My hope is that I help people to see ordinary things in a new way. : )
Hi Leslie,I agree with what you said in your last comment...The bonus or icing on the cake is the "aha" moment people experience when they recognize what they're looking at....That's the way it was for me. Nice painting!
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