Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Queynte 17


After the success of Nitebyrds rainbow Queynte, I thought I'd go straight onto the next one but try something a little bit different this time with the colours. And keep them to as few tones as possible within the basic colour scheme. The original idea was to try it with three tones - cream, pale gold and mid gold. But I quite quickly found that it needed more depth unless it was to look completely abstract, so had to add some deeper darks and the brighter yellow to add extra interest. I also had to incorporate more texture in the painting, but I certainly think it works as a concept and the Queynte is as interesting as the more brighter coloured ones. I also think it might work well as a black and white image which might be a good idea for another one at a later date....

I've spent the weekend at art exhibitions that I've exhibited at. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and loved seeing my artist friends, loved seeing their artwork and was pleased with the standard of my paintings against the others there. But I didn't sell any. Its sometimes the way it is. Its frustrating. Its a shame, and a pity. I've put a lot of hard work into creating the artwork, into taking it to be hung, in the hope that someone might want to buy it. But they haven't. So, the paintings are returned to the cupboard. Until the next time. On the off chance that someone might want to actually buy them. One day.

And this is the reason that I much prefer commissions. Tell me what you want me to paint, and we'll discuss it. We'll agree a price, and I'll paint it for you. You'll be happy because you'll get exactly what you want, and I'll be happy because I'll be selling paintings!
So, does anyone want their Queynte (Fantasy Fanny) painted? :) In the single colour style seen here, or a brightly coloured one? If you do....................let me know...............

6 comments:

Indigo said...

'My my' Jackie what little gem do we have here? I think the colour scheme goes fantasically well, again, with the colourful ones I think they're just awesome, but I have to admit I do LIKE this particular cooler colour, yes, I think it's a winner..

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Aw, that's good then, that you like it so much and think its a winner! YAY!

nitebyrd said...

Inspired! Jackie, it reminds me of the desert, where undulating dunes have been carved by wind! It's as beautiful as the vibrantly colored ones but totally unique.

Bravo!

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - Thankyou, I'm glad you like it. I love the fact they are totally unique, even with a muted colour scheme. I bet it would look good as just being reds, or even blues, as well!

Fitzy said...

I think this looks amazing Jackie and whilst I love the bright, bold and vivid colours of the other Queynte's, it just goes to show they are not needed to still leave you with an incredible painting!

Jackie Adshead said...

Fitzy - That's right, they don't have to be bright and vivid colours to make a good painting, I'm glad you agree!