Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ding of the Jelly Jar

    This past weekend was the reception for the Creative Convergence shows at the Addison Gallery in Orleans MA and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Back to back openings, one Friday and one Saturday can really help inspire you to work even harder to elevate the level of your work. I personally feel like i have been  on a non-stop spiral staircase of attempted improvement. Not that I'm constantly getting better but pushing to go up and up even if i am sometimes standing still. If that doesn't make sense then I will talk a little about the inspiration for this  painting.
 This piece may look like just a jar and a spoon but i really tried to get the "ding" of the jar. In other words, I wanted the jar to look like if you picked up the spoon and struck it you would be able to imagine the "Ding" of the Jelly Jar.. I have always thought, If you look for something different you will find something different.


Mick Carney said...

And 'Ding' it does. Whatever you're feeling about up, down, plateaus and other self questioning notions you need to know that you are producing beautifully crafted engaging images that shout about a vision that we viewers can only sit back and marvel at.

Dan Corey said...

Thank you as always Mick! I will say that if I didn't find that the my work conveyed at least some of what drew me to paint them, they wouldn't see the light of day.... Or blog. :)

I hope your painting is going well!

Jack Riddle said...

Dan--keep the faith, bro! This one is especially good. Do well at the Addison. Check out my recent post. Jack

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Dan,
Great piece. I like what you are thinking about. Keep on pushing.


Ian Bruce said...

Hi, Dan. Nice work! I almost choked when I saw your latest--I am in the middle of a jelly jar painting myself. Same brand of jar too!

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Jack! nice ad.

Thanks Kyle, Im pushing on.. you da man!

Hey Ian! hahaha great I will have to see it.