Wednesday, April 22, 2009

orange door

this was done on a untreated mdp panel in acrylic mixed with some oil pastels now and then.
I like the absorbency of the untrated panel.later one has to treat it with varnish all six sides not to let it go fibers.
today I am thinking why do we keep on painting and go on creating pile of..

13 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Milind,

This is gorgeous. The untreated panel gives it a kind of mystical feel, as though it's a long hidden treasure, now revealed to be a beauty.

Why do we do it? We love painting.
End of story. Plus we're compelled.
I guess it's like love. Why do we love?

Take care,

Barbara

Padmini Satish Kumar said...

Very nice painting..
I loved the bright orange and the green shades and how well they are contrasted and then how wonderfully it is calmed by the earthy brown colors.. very balanced...

Jeremy Elder said...

This is quite wonderful. I love the texture that the pastels afford. Also, you have a very nice vignette, which I think your panel choice contributes to.

r garriott said...

Why do we...? What else would we do...?

Another compelling, elegant painting, Milind. Carry on!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wonderful painting of an simple, interesting subject. Don't stop!

meera said...

wonderful painting as always. -- love the orange and the textures. You have captured the mystery so often I felt when passing by doorways like - always wondering what is behind it?

And regards why we paint...in my case,- to feel that may be I have something to show at the end of the day, that I matter on some level -- to say there is more to life than cooking,cleaning, laundry.....so I won't lose my mind...!

kamal anjelo said...

beautiful

Kathy said...

What an inviting door! I do not know of that board that you are painting on. But is sure works on this one. Love the colors.
We paint for the same reason that we breathe...it is what keeps us alive!!!

David Lobenberg said...

Love the colors, texture, and drips. I paint and draw for the challenge in terms of mastering the mediums and showing people images that give them pleasure. Also when i do plein air art, it connects me with whatever I am trying to render and forces me to do more seeing and less thinking.

Jo Reimer said...

Beautiful! I want to enter that door to see what lies beyond.
Perhaps your panel is what we call MDF, medium density fiberboard. I like it, too, but usually gesso it before painting.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is so beautiful.

BMoon said...

My first time to your blog and I'm loving what you do! Hope you consider posting size and media in future posts.....helps me "frame" it in my mind when i know size and tools you use. Keep up the painting, wow, what talent!

kaptan said...

hii milind
i m student of fine art indore [mp]
i m big fan of u .. do u know hindi ???