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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Grey wall.

This painting is far too wholesome to be enjoyed, its the equivalent of organic brown rice, mixed with sawdust for extra roughage.
Oil on card 10 by 6 inches.




12 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Your description has given this painting a whole new meaning. But I love the grey tones.

Dogs by Bri said...

Love the description Simon. I'm quite a health nut, but I also have sweet tooth. No worries though because I'm usually able to fit in at least one training session a day.

I think one of the things I like best about this piece, is the fogged window from inside a car effect. Could be romantic or creepy. The viewer gets to decide.

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Liz, yes grey is so wholesome, I am really attracted to limited palletes, but paintings can get to look a bit booring. I think that colour and food have a lot in common, you hae to have a satisfactory ballance of flavours and colours too. Hot spicey reds, bland whites and greys, light crispy greys, I could go on and on.

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Bri, well fogged up its an easy fix if the painting is looking a little static, its a greasy pole the gravitas / cheap trick axis.

rahina qh said...

i like the wall, the softness of the curve, almost fairytale like. it differs in energy from some of your other paintings but its peacefulness works. what are you working on now? looking forward to seeing it on the blog soon. r.

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Rahina, day job is my excuse for lack of blog stuff, but its also a bit of a mental re appraisal of what medium to use, Don Grey uses watercolour in a really poetic way as does an artist I have recently discovered,William Selwyn, so I think I should use my years of experience as a watercolour painter more productively than my amateurish oil efforts.But then I have been here before, so am I really just going round in circles and forgetting the lessons that need to stick?

cardesin said...

felicidades a lot full of mystery.
Congratulations for your work.
muchos saludos.
CARDESIN

rahina qh said...

simon, it's easter holiday, time for you to share a new painting with the bloggers? best wishes r.

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Rahina, yes its been a while, I have got 3 paintings on half, I now have a new excuse, I recently had a minor stroke, which inhibits my current ability to concentrate, but I am slowly returning to normality, was quite nice not to do anything for a while.

Simon Jones said...

Sugar...I have managed to become a follower of my own blog!!

rob ijbema said...

get well soon simon
i miss your posts,paintings and banter,and i'm sure i'm not the only one,all the best!

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Rob, well I am feeling fine now, but been spending half my time in hospital undergoing "tests", which involve a lot of feet tickling between prolonged bouts of reading "Hello " magazine.If the foot tickling goes really well they may let me drive again next week.