Friday, July 23, 2010

"A Red Cup" --- Sold

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After I visited Richard Schmid a month ago. I had been thinking about his approaches a lot. I like the way he uses the transparent wish that gives the painting a spontaneous look. The balance between unfinished seeing-throughs and layered detail depiction, and the contrast of sharp/soft edges really makes his style outstanding. I want to learn this approach and convert it into part of mine. My today’s painting is Schmidish I think. How do you like it? I don’t have much of leaves in the design. I start to working on the white drape. You will see more my drapery studies in the coming days.

22 comments:

Suzy Morgan said...

I would like to be the first to comment:
THE BEST THING I HAVE SEEN YOU DO IN ALL THE TIME I HAVE BEEN LOOKING/WATCHING .......... I LOVE YOUR WORK AND I OWN 1 (1) ....... IT WAS A GIFT ........

YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF sherrie mcgraw and richard schmidd .......... but, ......... your work is BEAUTIFUL

Theresa Bayer said...

This is just amazing. The shapes in that red cup, and the colors, just knock me out.

I'm sure you'll find just the right way to paint with medium, etc. Looks like you got lots of good responses. Seems like we all have to find our way, our perfect individual way in how we paint, doesn't it?

Suzy Morgan said...

new comment from SUZY .......
this is go wonderful because there are no .......
LEAVES .......


I LOVE YOUR RED PAINTING (with no leaves)

Suzy

Jo Castillo said...

This is sensational, I like the green complement of the leaves and your edges. Wow.

Dusty Pines said...

a stunner - great color combos, use of transparents (i think!) in the background, the solidity yet drama of the cup - really nice! thank you!

Angela said...

I LOVE THE RED CUP IN CONTRAST TO THE BRILLIANT WHITE CLOTH. BEAUTIFUL.

Nikki Atkinson said...

I love your work and especially love to read what you have to say about your daily paintings. However, this one is over-the-top gorgeous! The contrast between the red cup and the white cloth is breath-taking. This is one of my all time favorites.

I may just have to take one of your workshops, soon.

Ann Rogers said...

Yes, very Schmidish! What a wonderful contrast between the transparent and the detail.

Connie Nobbe said...

I LOVE this beautiful painting! It is breathtaking. Love the colors and the way you put the paint on. Like a virtuoso. I wish I could make it mine!

Theresa Rankin said...

Beautiful work as always, Qiang...but with the added touch of Schmid. You have successfully adapted some of his concepts to your style...Really this is just gorgeous. And congrats on meeting Richard Schmid...he is an incredible man,artist and human being.

Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

Hello Qiang! This painting very successfully captures those Schmidt-like characteristics of spontaneity and juxtaposition on transparent and opaque passages. I love the way that the drapery just falls away as it recedes from the center of interest (drops off the table. I want to take this opportunity to let you know how much I admire the way that you set tasks for yourself that advance your skills. I wish I had your focus and discipline!

Marilyn M. King said...

Wow, this is a wonderful example of learning from and adapting elements from another artist and making it your own without compromising your own style. The element that is added I think is found in the term "sophistication". The way that you let that cloth just fade away and the confident loose and brushy background has added an extra layer to your style. An that red cup! Bravo!

Carrie said...

This painting is stunning. It is simple in content but has such mystery that makes you want to keep looking, I do think because of the transparent see through and your balance of hard and soft edges. As always Qiang, beautiful work!

Judy Jones said...

This one is over-the-top stunning! The colors, values, edges are all just wonderful. I especially love the sensitivity with which you painted the white cloth. The subtle and glowing colors are masterful. My personal fave.

Karen Werner said...

The drapery is especially crisp and fresh. Another fantastic painting.

Jeremy Elder said...

This is an excellent study. Your drawing skill is great. I always have trouble with drapery, but yours looks solid and unfussed with.

Carol Marine said...

This is absolutely stunning, Qiang. Brilliant!

Chris Carter said...

Exquisite!

Brian Cameron said...

I agree this is very good. Yes the contrasting wispiness and more direct heavy aplication is cool. I'm watching you for inspiration. And I like your humble self image.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Love it, love your leaves, also.

This is very dramatic. And simple. A feeling of offhandedness. Like you were called away before finishing - but it's finished.

Deborah Elmquist said...

A very nice blend of his style with yours. I begs you to keep looking at it.

Lesley Naomi Grindlay said...

Out of all your paintings, this is my favorite. Beautifully executed!