artist Susie Mckay Krieser 1


Two piece presentation

The figure is locked in by the chair, but also by the background. Her hair pushes out into the open space, while the background locks her face firmly in place. This tension is juxtaposed by the relaxed demeanor of her pose.

Title of work Locked In
Size of work ( either cm or inches) 24″ X 48″

Style:Abstract Figurative
Technique, Medium & material used Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Date work was completed (only submit work of the current year) August 2013

3 Comments on “artist Susie Mckay Krieser 1”

  1. Thanks so much for your submission. The contrasting tones in the colors of white and gray bring my eye up to about two thirds of the canvas. The red is definitely moving forward and dominating the female figure. The bit of white under the arm also catches my eye. The balance is good, filling up the canvas and I like the colors as well.
    I look forward to seeing more of your art work!

  2. The hot color, spatial definition and use of white and gray set up an interesting contrast. It would be interesting to see the original work as I am certain the gray presents us with subtle affects of a simultaneous contrast with the adjacent red. The detail on the chair is an excellent touch in leading the eye into the figure and the shading on the figure, particularly the upper part of the figure add an element of depth to the piece. I approach the shading on the mid section with some apprehension as to whether it compliments the overall impression of the figure.

  3. The spatial ambiguity sets a lovely innovative mood of light and shade, stillness and motion. The elegant definition of proximity between line and colour fields is a lovely gestural play of tonalities. I like the implicit Gauguinesque-ness of form versus light and the public intimacy that results. Nice one.

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