Monday, December 25, 2006

In The Light (3.5"x5") Sold

13 comments:

Johnnie Scoutten said...

enlightened.

Dustin L. Boutwell said...

Johnnie, that brought a big smile to my face, thank you. Dustin

Paulo Jimenez said...

Great air. check out Daniel Sprick, you may like him. http://www.danielsprick.com

Anonymous said...

In general your work is "good academic painting"...you're playing the "chromatic scale" in the paint over and over. Now you must strive to change the tempo, and invent unique chords that set you appart from others who paint just like you. Take a look at this artist...he is beginning to achieve this ideal in his work...some of his brushwork is clumsy, however the work overall enters a realm beyond "good academics," which is a world independent of subject matter. It's in the movement and mark of the paint itself...the way in which it looks on the surface. --http://shiftinglight.com/daily/still_life/

Don't look at Daniel Sprick...he is merely a "commercial illustrator." Your work is not as tailored looking...and looking tailored is what seperates realism being made today, opposed to pre-19th century. Paint must have gravitas. This is my critque of Tom's work, too.

Connie said...

Dustin, This is my favorite! I love the contrasts in this one. The contrast in color, but heaviness and darkness of the background accentuates the lightness, beauty and delicacy of the flower. Exquisite!!!

Connie said...

Ooops! I forgot to add that I love the painterly application as well!

Artoutwest said...

love your Focus
great work

Julie Thompson said...

I love how this one glows with such light. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This has such a wonderful feel of light. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I looked at that shiftlight painter, wasn't impressed. The portraits are freightning and the fruit is kind of boring. It shows how subjective it is. Sounds like "Anonymous" doesn't do much painting.

TM

Joan said...

Great painting, Dustin.
Wonderful feeling.

Jan Dale said...

Dustin....off with my hat. Unspeakably beautiful. I hope you don't mind that I featured you on Daily Painting Watcher on Squidoo. Go see if you like. http://www.squidoo.com/daily-painter-Jan-Dale

Rebecca said...

I think that this one is my favorite. Very nice work, and I love your signature style of magically placed items. lovely.