Monday, November 27, 2006

"Saved" Final for Minnesota Monthly


Blogger Muffin said...

I am really not seeing how you could have done this. It's just so good, the texture is absolutely perfect. Its not funny, Jason! :P

12:48 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Well thank you, I think? Remember, all a painting is, is an illusion. This painting was really simple, or at least if you see it close up you can see that I really simplified all of the detail. The trick, or what sells it is that it has good lighting and good composition, this is all planned out from the beguinning, the painting or rendering is just labor intensive. Glad you like it.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Judy Virostek said...


Love the painting. Great to see some of the work you do other than portrait compositions. You say the painting is simple, but not so. Everything just has to be right to pull off this quality of work and involve angle, light, definition, and all the abstract points that pull this together. When a painting is "right" it comes from an ability to define what to put in and what to pull out. You have accomplished so much of this in the painting. Illusion of reality? Reality an illusion? Which is the bigger question......Love the work, Judy

8:08 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you much Judy, really glad you like it. It was nice change for me as well, doing a still life of sorts. I still have a person in there, but that was needed for the story of the piece. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't that it was easy to paint, just the idea of it seems simple, if you really look at it, but you're right, it's not easy sometimes to know what to pull out or leave in. I'm very proud of this piece, composition is something that I am working hard on lately, it's not my strongest quality, so with this painting I feel I broke new ground for myself.

8:25 AM  
Blogger :: SEEDS :: said...

Can you teach me how to do that?!
-Rebekah Crozier (one of your students)

4:47 PM  

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