Most of my work is a journey, as well as statement of my surroundings. Things happen all around us all the time, whether we acknowledge them or ignore them are always up to us.

I try to record some of mine, but life moves so fast, I just can't get them all, I attempt to nail down a certain Idea, feeling, something I have seen, or story I've been told, an experience that has made a lasting impression..... We all have similar pleasures and fears I attempt to come clean, without spelling everything out, I would rather you try to figure some of these things out, come up with your own conclusion, to have you pay more attention to your own world.

At one point or another we all end up in one of my paintings, what you see here, could help you decipher where you are, where you have been, and where you are going.

Not all of it is pretty.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

acrylic/fluted sbs

I found a new material to work on, its used in the printing industry for packaging......
I'm not sure about it yet, it has a very hard surface and is very unforgiving, but I was able to get quite a few sheets of it for free(free!)
It dosn't have the warmth of canvas, but the price was right and I feel I can loosen up a bit and let the brush lead the way.
We have had a visitor last summer and this spring she hangs around the house and she thinks that she owns it, judging by the amount of dead mice and chipmunks, and birds.  She might own it. any guesses on who it might be?
1 hint, she is in the painting.


Eva said...

I love the color combination in this one. Red and black always go so well together.

The Scrybe said...

Nice, I had a brief encounter with a cat recently too :)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

yes, i love the colours too, and the motive is a very good inspiration

jbkrost said...

hey eva....
thanks, yeah I like the color scheme myself, the black is actually a mix of burnt sienna and phalo blue, it gives a much richer color than just plain black.
I see your new page is off and running, nice

yeah those little creatures have a way of getting under your skin! it all starts with a "mew" at the side door, then they run the house, its weird.... I didnt pay it much attention. but it(she) refused to go unnoticed

Glad you like it, this is not a highly detailed painting,infact its somewhat crude, but I think sometimes, you can say more with

ALeks said...

Yes JB and thats called ZEN,you are becoming Zen Master Painter! Good one!

Shayna Prentice said...

Wonderful painting!

jbkrost said...

Thanks for your comment!!
That quite a label you've put on me! Just hope I can live up too it.
Is zen the stuff you put on the sandwich?(kidding)

Thanks, glad you approve.....
this is one I didn't fuss with too much, I think it was painted before I grabbed my brushes

Liv Sørvaag said...

JB !
This painting is very good, - the colours ,
komposition works well .. I really like jour
pallette …

B. Liv

Momo Luna said...

Hi JB,
i thought i had commented already on this post.
Another try....
Very strong image that i love a lot! The black and the strong red goes so well with the soft blue. Beautiful colours. And i love the cat for i am a cat person. :-)

Great work.
Sweet greetz!

jbkrost said...

thanks, I apperciate your words, your doing some excellent work!!

thanks momo.....
I like them myself, this one keeps coming around the house, she thinks its hers.
glad you like the painting!

Megan Duffy said...

This is wonderful. The colors draw me in, of course. But it is the shadow of the tree and they way it looks like the skeleton of a fish that really gets me. The visitor is going to stay, I think.

I'm so glad you are posting on FoS.

jbkrost said...

great name, yeah I like the "FOS" thing, I submitted a few works for the up coming project,
its cool that some people see this and other see that.
guess thats what makes horse races
glad you like

San said...

We recently had a bobcat in our neighborhood. Someone got a shot of it creeping across their patio wall. That's what your painting reminded me of. Love the stylized shadows of the forms in this, and the contrasting palette.

Thank you for visiting my blog recently and leaving such a gracious comment. I haven't been getting around to blogs as much as I'd like, but I am now going to click to follow yours.

jbkrost said...

Thanks, I really enjoyed the red thread story, and the work your doing is exceptional.
glad you think enough of my work to click on.
hope I don't let anyone down
(don't let the bob cat in the house, it may not leave!)

Eva said...

A wonderful , original and intriguing work of art. I love it!

jbkrost said...

thank you eva,
I think this one painted its self
I barely remember painting it

Jordan said...

I'm particularly fond of the visitor's shadow.

jbkrost said...

thank you jordan.
you never know what's in the shadow's

Seven Hare said...

I love this...very much. I always view animals that pop up in my life unexpectedly as totems, or a bush-soul. The way you rendered both the human and a cat form in red reinforces their connection and gives the whole piece an archetypal, yet ethereal quality. Well done.

jbkrost said...

seven hare...
Thanks, yeah when they stick around instead of going home, you wonder why it choose you.