Sunday, May 3, 2009

Claustrophobia


This was a 3 hour attempt for Karin Jurick's current challenge. I have other projects waiting so I'm sending it in and moving on! 20 x 16, oil on canvas.

27 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Hooray for moving on! This is a wonderful interpretation, Camille! The exagerated perspective and color are great!!
I started mine today and am loving the process so I will probably spend another day on it...a long time for me!

dominique eichi said...

I guess you have no choice but to move on the city is closing up on you. lol
Great colors and interesting take on this challenge.

Bruce Docker said...

I like how everything is tumbling over like dominoes falling, great colors too.

Gwen Bell said...

Love your take on this...your creativity shines like a diamond. The curved perspective and vivid colors are so cool. I haven't even started mine yet. You've really set the bar high!

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful brushstrokes and awesome skewed perspective! It looks like you had great fun with this, what size is this?

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Angela, it's 20 x 16. I only spent about three hours on it and I think that shows, but I did enjoy myself.

Thank you guys for letting me know what you think!

Alice Thompson said...

Camille, this painting is vibrant and energetic. A lifetime of artistic skill went into those three hours. I've never seen a cityscape done like this before. Your colors and tones are perfect.

Glenda Mosher said...

Wonderful! The sense of movement and the play of colors are fabulous!

christine said...

I love this, Camille! I can always tell when you just let loose and paint in a creative frenzy because the results are so exuberant and wonderful. This is no exception. Congratulations on a beautiful painting!

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Camille - the title is perfect for it. Great job!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Camille,
Always different always very special and wonderful.
And you came up with the perfect title.
Good luck with the portraits.

Ann Rogers said...

Great colors and design!

Priti said...

Love the colors and the "falling" feeling.

Connie said...

I didn't see the title at first, but that was definitely my thoughts when viewing your composition. Excellent interpretation!
Yesterday, when we were talking about this challenge, I thought you said it was a "seascape". Ugh! My listening skills are deteriorating rapidly!

jennifer woodburn said...

Love the vibrancy that you have captured in this one. Fantastic!

julie davis said...

I love the title--and it seems as if the cab in the center provides stability for the city around it.

r garriott said...

Fabulous! Great sense of traffic tension. Love the primary interplay.

Vern Schwarz said...

VERY nice indeed. I love the way those buildings are leading you down the street. Very clever and beautifully handled.

christine said...

Hey Camille,
I just wanted to let you know I have awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger Award on my blog! You can see it: here. Congrats! :)

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Awww, Christine, thank you! You know what a sticker whore I am -- I donated that car just so Sheila would give me the Shelter Animals Donor one. I feel like I didn't even have to earn this one but bless you! :D

Paula Villanova said...

Ha...your usual creative take on things. Cool! This looks like it could be a cover for The New Yorker to me!

L.Holm said...

Wow! Can't imagine what else you'd do to this. Love it. such energy and beautiful color, and your signature whimsical view. It's great, Camille!

Diane Morgan said...

I agree with everything everyone else said. It's wonderful. I love the movement and color. Truly unique. Love it!

James Parker said...

Nothing wrong with movin on with this..looks great...and so do your poochie portraits. I'm almost settled (sorta) just down the road from ya in Marble Falls...so I'll probably see ya fore long. My sister, her daughter and I checked out Wimberly Thursday, and I got blown away...gotta go spend a week there, Later....

Dean H. said...

What a marvelous interpretation, Camille! Great color..very expressive!

Barb Hillier said...

Love the color! and the playfulness! This is fabulous!

Sharon Hodges said...

I am new to blogging but found you thru Julie Davis. I think your work is powerful, and i will stop in at the Austin show that Julie mentions on her blog next weekend. Beautiful work!