Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kiss The Sky

Kiss The Sky - 102 x 102 cm.

Da Vinci watercolor on 140 lb. Fabriano hot press paper. And check out my new axe! The guy who dreamed up the Tommy Bolin "Teaser" guitar for Dean finally got one of his own. These guitars take a while to make and I wanted people who ordered them to be first in line. More soon.

33 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Damn it, Nick, I don't know whether to love you or hate you! Mostly for that painting, which has all the elements that inspire envy...although that guitar is pretty awesome, too.

Billie Crain said...

omg....this is awesome! I'm not much of a fan of abstract but this is great!

Alex said...

Excelente!!!! Kosmic blues!!!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Beautiful! I had the pleasure of seeing your CWA entry in person today and the reception. It is always a treat to be able to look closely at the magic.

Amanda Spencer said...

Nick, the painting is just surperb, the colours and textures as usual are masterful - I could look at it for hours! Don't know much about "axes" but it looks pretty good!

Ana Hernandez said...

Hola ,Nick,me encanta....estupendo.un saludo

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Hi Nick! This is absolutely stunning! The colors and the action in it...all fabulous!!!
And your axe looks good...(that's about my intelligence on that...)

Susan Liles said...

Excellent painting, love it. Guitar is great...enjoy playing!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

That is one gorgeous painting! I'm inspired to try a watercolor this size. I think that every time I see one of your beautiful paintings though. Maybe this time! LOL!

agus said...

Hello Nick!!!...Tu blog siempre tan interesante...La acuarela rozando la abstraccion , o esa sensacion da ,la guitarra .....UNA PASADA!!...si la hubiera cogido yo hace 20 años ...menos mal que rapido me di cuenta que lo mio no era la musica...un abrazo Nick!

Javier Ona said...

Hi Nick. I love this sky kiss to abstraction and the axe makes you look even ypunger than you are.
Congrats from the sunny Spain summer. Hope we can meet in september my friend.

W. K. Moore said...

A real aurora borealis! The Da Vinci paint seems to have obeyed your instructions and taken its appropriate place (pace) on the paper. Eye-poppingly excellent work Nicholas once again. The black grounds the overall color composition and gives it that extra punch. Movement, rhythm, magic... it's all here and the best part is I get to bring the story... as my mind wanders through the universe-scape of form and color. Bravo Mr!

David Burge said...

Thats some insane portrait Nick!
You're on some good stuff right now mate!
Nice axe too!

Mary Sonya Conti said...

appears you have taken LaVida, Aft Hours and the floral giclee and combined them - your night skies are to die for!

Nancy Lee said...

Jimi Hendrix inspiration? I really LOVE this painting Nick! It is my new favorite of yours...superbly art directed and just stunning. Congratulations!!!!

Carlos León said...

Amazing work!!
regards

jane minter said...

dimension time and space ..wonderful nick ... would look good on the axe

Nick said...

Rhonda - I'm undecided on one of them, can you guess which? :)

Billie - I think abstract design elements add a lot of power and mystery

Alex - hola amigo, I appreciate the saludos!

Myrna - as one who has conjured up more than her share of magic, your input is always values. Got zilch in the CA show for the second time in a row...that's about $1500 of fees and shipping that goes in the red column, won't make that mistake again.

Amanda - don't bother dropping in here, you're on a serious roll and should keep your mind on your work!

Ana - muchas gracias

Sandeep - no guitar experience required here, just refined aesthetic sensibilities..thanks! :)

Susan - i'm able to enjoy playing again after hand surgery...it's coming back, thank goodness

Tonya - another reason to go large: small mistakes can ruin small paintings, you have to make a big mistake to ruin a big painting

Agus - anybody as good as you are can probably do anything - paint, play music, etc. I've been remiss on the blogworld, will be over soon

Javier - not sure about September now, will keep the fingers crossed

Bill - if I can come up with one composition as bulletproof as Hang Nail, I'll retire!!!!

Dake - I wonder how many others realize it's a portrait?! ;)

Sonya - it's nice having positive feedback, but I really won't know if I like it or not for some time...need to forget the details and memory of working on it for an objective take

Nancy - really nothing to do with Jimi, but something about that phrase seemed to fit...bon voyage!

Carlos - many thanks tovarish

Jane - not sure anyone would buy that one..on the other hand, I've done paintings of Tommy B and put them in a frame!

Anonymous said...

This is really great Nick! I love the colors and your title is so perfect. Great painting....stunning guitar! CONGRATS!
Darla

thomas w. schaller said...

nick - man, that is sweet...

Mary Sonya Conti said...

put it up in your gallery space for the objective take on it. Love the way your work takes you on a journey when viewing it together guy!

Nick said...

Anonymous Darla - I had run out of titles, that's when I start going for song lyrics!

Tom - congratulations on your recent award!

Sonya - needs to be hung out in the curing shed!

lupus said...

This is another great work, Nick, is fantastic. The abstraction makes me feel atrapped...and I agree with Javier: You look younger than you are, near a teenager, je,je.

Big hug,

Enrique.

Nick said...

Enrique - wine, women, and song (and watercolor)...it's the elixir of youth!

David Lobenberg said...

I'm using this watercolor as inspiration for a grape h2o I'm am now painting (currently waiting for some washes to dry before I get back to it). If it comes out OK, I'll post it. As always, great visiting your blog!

perugina said...

Un Quadro alla NNG! You would know instantly.
Brilliant as only you could deliver.
___________
Great guitar.. please play something for us now that you have 'the axe'
patricia

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Cool painting and great title! It must be something special to see in person. Wonderful!

Nick said...

David - always nice to hear from you, I'll be right over to check it out

PG - thank you and good to see you out and about, will drop by anon!

Peggy - it's sort of a "one off" ..,ditto above^^^^^ :)

Catherine DE RYCK said...

I missed it ! Great work Nick, beautiful abstraction and colors. The illusion of space and cosmos is like magic !

devotedmomof7 said...

I LOVE THIS, NICK!! I can be added to the "don't usually like abstracts" category, but this one is awesome. I turned the computer to my oldest son and his wife and said, "Do you like this?" He instantly said, "It's a face!" I couldn't see what he was seeing until I saw it and now can't unsee it. It's one of those that you can see something new everytime. GREAT. I am so ready to get painting again and hope to remember how at this point!

Nick said...

Catherine - sorry to have missed your post,I've been unable to keep up with the blog world lately. Thanks as always for stopping by!

Cheryl - many people can't see the face (in profile) even when I've pointed out the features. :) Might have something to do with having the top half of the head missing, ya think? lol

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Vera Dennen said...

Love seeing some of your work framed, Nick! Such a treat!