Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fourth of July Sparkler

Paintings are hard to photograph. Unless they are small and can be encapsulated by the camera lens. This is large and the light seems to change with each click of the camera.
I hope that you can see the 3D effect that the artist was going for. The first time I saw this painting, it was in an alcove that the artist had made from a shallow closet. At the top of the closet (unseen by the person standing in the hallway) was a light and a black light. Depending on the mood of the artist, the black light would sometimes be turned on. When the black light was turned on, the 3D effect was paramount. If you look carefully, the bottom burst, and the top burst have triangles of cardboard that create the 3d effect. And of course, the whites and blues would jump out to the viewer.
I do not have a black light on it, but the painting is still wonderful to me.
This was painted by one of my very favorite artists and was given to me by him.
Artist: Patrick Dennis Sieler, 1973 Acryllic on Masonite, 36" x 24".


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Love it! It says fireworks to me!

phyllis said...

I am guessing a very special person painted this. What neat effects. It is one that fascinates and draws you in. I am wondering how he did this and what he is doing now. You have a treasure trove of art in your collection. I would love to see this piece with the 3d effect too.

I love your cat, Willie, on the side bar. I have an all black cat named Willie too!

Pat said...

I've always seen this painting as "pure joy". What faith in beauty and excitement one must have had to paint that impossible pink and that blue!? And I agree, a painting of this size and dimentionality cannot be translated by a small lens.