Wednesday, April 11, 2007

15 comments:

Michael said...

A delicious tension here between the tiny scrap of violet, top right, and the point of focus at the bottom.

And our minds fill in the rest.

Masterful.

alberto mielgo said...

Beautifull and great technique. It looks an 18th century painting

limbolo said...

Good morning gentlemen,
I did this about 6 years ago - pre mac days. At the time I spent a lot of time peering at Canalettos and Fragonards. In fact I was reprimanded by a steward at the National for inspecting a Canalttto with a magnifying glass.

I recently picked up a little 18th. C. anecdote I would like to share with you:
Voltaire once dined with Alexander Pope and his wife. His flowery French manners perplexed Mrs. Pope who asked him the cause of his agitation.
"Nay madam, replied the grand illuminé, I was buggered so often in my youth by the Jesuits that I cannot sit still in comfort.
Old Mrs. Pope showed him the door.

Mauricio said...

Un clásico!

Jason Kotey said...

Beautiful work, sir. As we say in Ghana "This is a great picture, chale".

R.Dress said...

Your work is amazing!!!

Hethe Srodawa said...

Your work stuns me. Everything you do just moves me.

Roland Mechael said...

beautiful and poetic! always a delight to see a masterwork!

william wray said...

No doubt to your being fucking digital genius, but it's so nice to see work that was done with actual paint. I wish you would get back to it full bore. I bet you would be surprised how your all ready considerable bag of tricks has expanded now that you have the digital eye training.

Tom Kidd said...

Well I've now spent the morning looking at your incredible blog and I'm terribly behind. I like its title "Limbolo" too. It's perfect for the concept designer.

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limbolo said...

Bill,
Many thanks. I have some other things to be fully boring about.
I stopped using 'real' paint for 'professional' purposes because I simply wasn't getting the results I needed to pay the rent.
I am currently working on a big painting for a group show (see above.)

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Limbolo,
Maybe I'm a bit dense today but I don't see anything above other than a couple of deleted comments, though you picked my curiosity. Is it a Canaletto/Fragonard/Campbell Ross retrospective at the National Gallery?...
Or maybe something more intimate at the Wallace Collection, surrounded by ancient weaponry, with more Canalettos and a few Bonningtons to boot?...
In any case, there is nothing like a good Voltaire anecdote, thanks for sharing.
Cheers.

Alina Chau said...

Seeminglt so little, yet so rich!! Amazing!