Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Center Ring

Center Ring
The Show Must Go On
Last night I had these sitting in front of me as they are in the above photo.
I thought it was pretty cool how the tent in the front was carried into the painting in the back.

Turns out, they are both performers.
Can you just imagine the bird act the young girl puts on?
I can.
And don't you know the older one must be a tight rope walker.
I can imagine that she runs toward center ring with this costume flowing from her outstretched arms.
She flings it off to be caught by her handsome assistant who joins her in the ring and up the rope ladder to the...........
..............oh my I enjoyed the circus theme.
And I enjoyed all your comments. They mean so much to me.
I just wish these were better pictures. The are both so much more beautiful in real life.
Think I will be painting more circus.
Sharon

ps....did you see Project Runway last week? Their designs were to be inspired by the circus.

31 comments:

  1. I love these so much! The colors just harmoniously pop!

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  2. I can't believe I haven't visited your blog yet. love your work!!!

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  3. I am feeling a little hyper right now and these add to the excitement of the day with a great impact. Like always I hear the music, that is what I often hear with work that is stimulating to me. So beautiful, so much to see and appreciate with this work and the charm of the faces is not last to be marveled upon. I have thought a lot about Madge Gill also and looked at her work, which prompted inspiration as you mentioned in previous post. YOu gave huge amounts to enjoy and pnder this week.

    Think of me tonight as I give my hopefully inspirational talk about getting a face into a quilt. I have all 25 of them up for display now and notes attatched with faces to help the understanding. I have books of faces, and old clothing to show, and a great deal of enthusiasm. You gave me more.

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  4. Wow, beautiful work...I just love your style of bright colors, but soft edges...wow...

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  5. beautiful!! really lovely, sharon!!

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  6. Such beautiful colors on these paintings!!

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  7. I'm just speechless. They look awesome together.
    They will bring the light in every room you would have put them.
    I just can't stop looking at your paintings.

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  8. Wow this is stunning! Both those pieces are goregeous, the colours are beautiful and the fact that the tent continues into the second picture is amazing! These pieces are just wonderful!

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  9. I went to the Center Ring and saw the most beautiful colors and within the color were these lovely faces...you take me to your world in such a lovely way.
    hugs, mary

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  10. I have just found your blog and must say your work is beautiful. The colors, the depth of texture - what a wonderful time I have had exploring it. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Wow I love how vibrant these ones are! Hard to imagine they could be more beautiful....but I bet they are!! Spectacular colors...and movement!!

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  12. I agree with the others, the colors are spectacular. At first glance, I thought the two paintings were one. I really like the idea of the second girl's eye peeking over. I realize these are two paintings but I'd love to see you try merging the next one.

    Wonderful work.

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  13. This piece is just gorgeous, the colors are so vibrant, wonderful piece.

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  14. I like this new series you're doing! I've noticed your paintings are starting to get more detailed too. These two go great together.

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  15. These are just stunning. I love the detail and the colors are so vibrant. Oh how I wished I lived near so I could see these in person. I'm going to have to spend time watching your tutorials though they can't be as good as sitting next to you! That would be much better!

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  16. These colors are out of this world!! What paints are you using?
    I love the direction you are going in.

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  17. I love these beautiful, rich colours. We've enjoyed the circus theme too...our imaginations have run wild.

    Jacky xox

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  18. Hi Norah.. I've juz became your 'follower' upon stumbling your blog. Love looking at your creative works- so colorful, vibrant and they're really you. Have fun!

    doodledsgn.blogspot.com

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  19. Seeing the two paintings together more than doubles their impact. I can't wait to see more in this series. Your are always inspiring.

    Darla

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  20. When I thought you could not top yourself you did.
    Your art is amazing...have I said that before...it bears repeating.

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  21. These are so stunning Sharon! The colors are so brilliant and alive. Draws you right into the event of the subject.

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  22. Breathtaking!! Just splendid!

    I'm behind on Project Runway as I just watch it on DVD once they come out on Netflix. :)

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  23. Your art blows my mind...it is just fabulous. When you first put that black circle on your art....I thought to myself...how is she going to incorporate that? But it blended into the picture. Your work is wonderful, fun, whimsical...love it!

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  24. I too your suggestion and did a patchwork background of bright colors. It was fun, and then I sort of got lost and didn't know where to go with it. That happens sometimes to me. I did post it even tho I wanted something different in the final painting

    Thanks

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  25. wow, wow, wow!!!
    just gorgeous!!

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  26. Me again, those circus paintings sure have impact. Rich blend that really does draw you in like others have said.

    Ok I do like my painting, the thing was I wanted sort of a May thing and I will get that yet.
    It is fun to do that patch work.
    Stimulation from color.

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  27. Sharon...wowzers! I love these circus pieces you have done...all the colors are wonderfully put together...AWESOME!
    Mary

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  28. hey lady, congrats on your ning site.
    truthfully these are the most precious paintings I have seen in a long time.
    I am have signed up for your classes, would have been sooner, but I have been 'en route'..
    i bought a laptop and am excited to see what I can do with your classes,. this circus thing is the best sharon!
    hubby retired wants to run run.. i want to stay home and paint and learn as much as I can in this lifetime.
    i will await your approval so i can see what classes you are offering.
    im excited.. so my word is 'excited' for the rest of the yr.! hugs, darlene xo

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