Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Final Five

All painting for this series are 16"x16"

"Obligations"


"Tipped Embrace"


"Love Letters"


"House of Glass"


"Bind and Construct"


These are the final paintings I did for the show. I was looking for a new direction and decided to set some rules and see if I could make some paintings based on those rules. The rules were:

  • Set 4 things together in the center with two objects on top of two other objects
  • Include ribbon
  • Include folded or rolled fabric
  • Include other supporting objects
  • Light and paint.
These where, honestly, some of the most fun paintings I did. I love stacking objects that create interesting geometric patterns or shapes.

We have moved and are looking forward to the start of Med School starting the end of this month. I very much appreciate all of the comments and emails I have received from all of you. I don't think this has been an easy change for me, however, I have been working toward this goal for about five years now and am excited about this next chapter in my life. I know I will continue to paint and draw as often as I can and will post when I do.

Again, thank you all!

44 comments:

Linda Popple said...

These are VERY nice! I like that you set rules to follow. It makes a fun challenge. Your tie series is great, too. Your shapes in all your still lifes are so interesting and I like your colors.

Best of luck in med school! Hope to see more of your work, though! :-)

LindaHunt said...

Very nice paintings...I appreciate the sculptural quality of all of your work...these are just down right fun!!! I have followed you for a long time now and wish you the very best in Med School...hope to see paintings as often as time permits!!

Kim said...

Aaron - your strong shapes and crisp colour are fabulous. Your work is completely inspiring. These pieces have a wonderful, quirky edge to them - great all around. Best of luck in med school but thanks for the promise of future postings : )

Rob Hazzard said...

Your rules make for a really great cohesive collection....love it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

These are so out of the box, fabulous!!
Great color and crisp lines. I love it.
I say again, a Doctor who is also an artist is a great combination.

Barbara said...

I've been following your blog for a long time and have enjoyed your work immensely. Good luck to you in Med School!

Don Coker said...

This is a great series, Aaron! Bravo.

tracywall said...

These larger size paintings are very cool Interesting compositions; glad you had fun too!

Best wishes on your new adventure and hope you can squeeze in a moment or two to paint.
(Will we start seeing anatomy paintings?) :)

Barbara M. said...

Gobsmacked by all of these splendid paintings. I sure hope you continue to paint and blog whenever possible. You are one of my all time favorites.

Take care. I wish you and your family every success and happiness. Keep on paintin' doc.

Barbara

SKIZO said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

Stephanie Berry said...

I love these still lifes: nice clean colors and cool geometric quality. Good luck with med school..it's a long haul!

Anita Tresslar said...

These paintings are great. I love the sculptural way you paint objects. This is my first visit to your blog and I have enjoyed viewing your work. Good Luck in school.
Anita

PaperPencilArt said...

What a great concept and well executed. I found my self wanting to look through all your paintings.

adebanji said...

Cool, I love the whole series

susan hong-sammons said...

love your still lifes and the unique arrangements!

Leovi said...

Very clever compositions.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Good luck in med school. Hope you can find time to paint once in a while. Your paintings are incredible and inspiring!

Isha Shiri said...

Hi Aaron,

I like both of his paintings, they are always colorful and looks almost real, as if they were finished and painted designs of real objects.


Peace.

Ken Devine said...

Just when I find you, you are off!
Very inspirational.
The very best of luck with med school and I hope you will continue to find time to paint and blog.

suzannepaints said...

Your work is wonderful. Maintain your sensitivity, please,oh please. May you find time to sling a little paint from time to time.

Sarah O'Brien said...

Love your blog, come check out my blog? :)

Caroline Savva Art said...

Excellent excellent! I love seeing your new posts :o) The piggy is my favourite object and I love the red slice of ribbon as well, it adds a real delicacy and continuity to the compositions. Great work again Aaron!

Angela said...

Such a fresh idea. I love your paintings by the way.

Gunes Yilmaz said...

you have an unique style. very very nice paintings. well done.
best wishes.

Simon Shawn Andrews said...

I havent been here in awhile but its great to see you are still rocking the still life compositions... your stuff just gets better and better.
good luck in school ... again.

Shunko said...

I like the rough edges of you paintings.. Nice series you have.

jose luis marin martínez said...

Beauty in its purest form.
Congratulations!
Jluis

André Lindoso said...

You are fantastic.
Um grande abraço. Parabéns!

Cyndi said...

AMAZING~!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Gorgeous work, it would be great if we could see what you've been up to recently!

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Just came across your blog; love your edges, and color harmonies. Beautiful. Best to you in med school!

Nick Orban said...

Your work is great, I like your direct use of color, especially "Bind and Construct". Setting up a few rules to follow was a nice idea too. I am always looking for ways to challenge myself, I'll have to try this.

JMahorney said...

I love this one. I still aspire to the succinct simplicity of stroke and accuracy of color that you wield with aplomb. Cheers to beautiful work :)

showtimeart.com said...

Awesome composition and colours. You have an interesting way of mixing objects and texture. I think you had a great fun. That's the idea actually...
Monica

c.dingman said...

The rules have turned up some great compositions

silentwitness said...

HI Aaron! It had been so long since your last post, I just wondered how you are doing. I still have my painting that I purhased from you and I love it! This week I am attending a workshop taught by an artist named Carol Marine whose work I also love. And while in the class today I was thinking also of you when we were considering our favorite artists. So I decided to write to you tonight to let you know that you are still among my favorites, and no doubt you will also excel as a physician. Your followers will be interested to see your work if you ever get a breather in the next few years to paint. All the best in everything you pursue!

Dustin Rogers said...

Dig the paintings! Keep 'em coming!

ggoodrich said...

Yee!! I can't find the best word to appreciate your paintings. You're the best painter I promise!

xoxo,
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Kasturi said...

I loved your unusual composition rules and of course the art!

Kasturi

Steve Paul said...

Really is a nice work but why not you try working on Gift card printing as your work is absolutely perfect.

Helen Ström said...

These are GREAT!!! Love it all!!!

agatasartcorner said...

Hi,
I just came across your blog and wanted to say hi, and that I really appreciate your work. Your paintings are just stunning. Keep it up and I look forward to seeing your new work in 2013.
Agata

potboiler said...

Hi, Love the quirky compositions and the sumptuous colour!

Debbie Miller said...

love the crispness or your color and brushstrokes