The Eye

by Shiree Gilmore
(Hillsboro, OR USA)

This was my first big piece done on a 20x28 canvas using basic craft store acrylics. I have no background in art, I just enjoy it as a hobby.


This picture was inspired by my living room. We had just purchased new furniture and I needed a painting to pull all the colors together. I completed this in two hours. I had no idea what I wanted to paint, I just made a big stroke and went from there and it all came together in the end.

The title {The Eye} came from my children they because they said it resembled an eye. I was most challenged by not being able to blend the colors better because I used those Folk Art acrylics not the real thing, and just plain inexperience. But- I'm willing to learn which mediums and art materials to use to create great works of art.

Overall I'm very pleased, I get tons of compliments and people ask who the artist is, I tell them me, and they're like WOW.

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Eye
by: Victoria

I love the colors. I started out using craft paints too and they are great. I still use some of them with the student grade paint. I think the painting draws you into it and keeps you there a while. Great Job.

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The Eye
by: Mops

Hi Shiree:
Very dramatic....great use of primary colors.
Mops

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The Eye
by: Dee

I like it very much! I too,did a painting for my livivng room,when I remodeled LOL. I dodn't know anything about abstract art but I know what I like.

Sincerely,
Dee

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the eye
by: betty

i can see the eye i love this painting well done

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Pleasant
by: Anonymous

I like your colour combination. Good job!

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unique
by: Anonymous

This is very inspiring…. Need a bit of softness… but still unique.

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Colourful
by: C

I like the variety of colours, and agree with your children about the eye thing.
I also see something more - I see animal heads coming out of water at dusk, with their reflections on the water, one has an eye open and the other further back with an eye closed. Is that too deep?

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