Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TAM Award

Summer Sonata (detail above) was a finalist in The Artist's Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition in the Landscape/Interior category. See the new December 2008 issue.

12 comments:

David Burge said...

Congratulations Nick, I love this painting, as you know.
Pleased to hear you pulled through the workshop in one piece.

Nick said...

Thanks Dake, the past couple of months have been quite busy and the workshop was tiring. Got some breathing room now, time to put the feet up for a few days!

joel said...

"put the feet up"??? did Mozart ever say that i wonder? what about that young Pollock chap - did he ever put his "feet up"?

c'mon man. plenty of time to sleep when the season is over.

:)

-- Joel.

joel said...

oh. and yeah. i love the painting too.

Dawn said...

This is great Nick! love the watery transparent colors, you are the man!

W. K. Moore said...

There you go again showing your mastery of the yellow-greens. The vertical dominance makes for a powerful eye-piece. The frame balanced in a most effective way the abstract and the recognizable. Here is an offering that invites me to "trip" and hang-out in a lovely green world. Just shows the magazine knows a good painting when they selected this one.

Nick said...

Joel - invoking names like that really does make you realize how little you've accomplished. Or, in the words of Tom Lehrer (on my 10 Favorite People list): "By the time Mozart was my age, he had been dead for 2 years."

Dawn - I ain't the man..but I'm trying!

William Jetson - you saw this one earlier, only posted a detail here. A strange journey this one has had, one worth recounting over dinner at Phillipe's. (oops) At least it had the decency to sell.

wayne said...

Hi Nick
I've been away for a week or so ..now doing the rounds of some friends' blogs ... Yes, this is a great piece and I've always found green-dominant pieces a challenge (+++)! The subtle warm-cool interchanges here hold attention along the green verticals and the very subtle violet greys make for great 'interstitial' colours IMO. Some narrower criss-cross forms add a clever counterpoint to the dominant verticals. Love the 'outer' (crisp strong lines) contrasting with the 'inner' (free aquaforms)... Congrats on yet another well-deserved award!
cheers & best wishes,
~W

wayne said...

Nick, I just had another look at your piece and realise I have to correct/elaborate on my comment about those wonderful 'interstices' I described (too simply) as "violet". They are far more than that!! There is an abundance of colour in there: rich darks of prodigious colour, a chromatic orchestration, cellos and double basses. I can't fathom the chord changes but it sure works like a symphony! Congrats again!
cheers
~W

Nick said...

Wayne, I feel like an idiot posting on the internet after I read your stuff. And the thing is, I'm no idiot. But you're brilliant, and the descriptions with musical, mathematical, and scientific references really turn my crank. Double basses - gotta remember that one! Need to start making better use of "interstices" too....one of those "OK" Lifemanship words that Stephen Potter would have delighted in. thanks for the visit, the return visit, and patiently awaiting your next blogpost.

nicolaus said...

This close-up is absolutely beutiful, the textures!! (.......and thanks for the kick in the butt!!)

Nick said...

Anytime, Nicolaus, I always have at least one foot available!