Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brasserie Duxelles--Rian

We could call this piece "Nothing Worked." Because nothing did. I had no inspiration, no love for this photo (no offense Beverly). I found the prison depressing, so I zoomed in and made a gay French cafe scene. I wanted to put people and flowers and life in the piece, but I couldn't make it happen. I tried to do some painting on it, but that didn't turn out well either. Every so often you get a dud, and this was it.



"Brasserie Duxelles"
by Rian Ammerman

9 comments:

  1. I don't agree one bit! I really like that you zoomed in to the cafe. It was a hard photo to interpret & I certainly think you did an admirable job, Rian.

    I had trouble with the lack of foliage too. I wanted those windows to have flowerboxes under them so I added them.

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  2. I didn't even see the cafe!

    I agree with Debra; there's nothing wrong here. Good fabric choices, beautiful composition with that curved line framing the scene and the tree to the left. I bet you change your mind later about this.

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  3. I know that when your faced with doing something that you just dont 'feel' -everything about it just seems wrong! BUT, with time and some distance you might just feel differently about it. This is a fine work. I love the bold color choices. The curving line of the curb that echos the tree limbs. This is a cafe just waiting for the hour to come when people populate the place! I like it!!

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  4. You were right about zooming in on the cafe and getting inspiration there. Sometimes that happens when you just can not find the way to total success. Being uninspired, I think you did a good job with color and design anyway.

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  5. I'm with the others-I like your color choices, the curved and straight lines, I think you even got some French ambience in it. I know how hard it is to work when the inspiration doesn't inspire!

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  6. Well, I think you captured a nice little snippet of the scene which is clever. Even though you aren't thrilled, the piece still has a lot of merit-great color choices and concept. Hold you head high, young lady!

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  7. One of the things I've enjoy most about these challenges is hearing/learning about how "we" interpret the photo and make it our own. I think another name for this piece could have been "I'd rather be here." (- inside with a good bottle from the Côtes du Rhône region.)

    Love how you zoomed in and painted it red. Tres bien.

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  8. Ditto to all of the above comments. It's charming!

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