ego wailing by Irena Erstenuk

ego wailing

mixed media on canvas, 24x18"
I am not sure if I am finished with this piece?
I wonder if I used too much of black?
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16 comments
different but very beautiful Irena! it is quiet "black" but I like it like this!!!
14 days ago
I consider you quite a master of black and thank you for "different".. that is exactly what I am striving for.
13 days
I like all that black pulls the piece together. To have a piece an abstract speak to me it cant be too fragmented. Good job. The black is broken here and there.
14 days
You have examined my painting rather intensely and I really like it. Thanks!
13 days
Irena thank you for your liking my flower gown painting. It works the black as its surrounded by shapes of gorgeous brightness beautiful colours very intriguing art it would look gorgeous against a large white space take care
14 days
Yeah, you are right, it does look good on a white wall. Thank you
13 days
A wonderful abstract and the black works as a beautiful and necessary color to pull the composition together. Love this and a definite fave for me!
13 days
I am so glad you like this creation dear Dian. Black is not an easy medium.
12 days
Åhhh, what a beautiful ego. It´s so well composed and the colors cannot be better.I am in love :)
13 days
You made me laugh.. thank you Eva.
13 days
:)
12 days
amazing contrast with the former painting, heavy expression of sorrow.....to me at least.Abstract 100%, great!
I will keep it safe in case you might change something.
(Never use black myself )

take care Ellen
12 days
So interesting you see sorrow in this piece. Thank you for the favorite.
I noticed you never do.. something about that red, isn't it? Very sanguine.
12 days
It's not too much black, looks great the way it is! I'd say it's finished, wouldn't add anything else to it. The black looks great, overall it's very good, the cream colored spots give just enough light color to contrast with the black, really like it.
10 days
I also believe it's finished. Thank you for your great comment dear Michael!
10 days
Wow!!! love this,especially with the black. Very evocative !!!
9 days
Good.. I like to hear you! Thanks
9 days
Nice swampy feel with this one, you are a true creative spirit Irena, BRAVO!
9 days
I know, I am such a crazy bugger! I just can't stop painting. I struggle and struggle and I love it!
Where have you been? I missed you!
9 days
I haven't been painting at all Irena, but i do have a couple things in mind as soon as I get motivated!
7 days
I hope you will.. I love your crazy art. You always come up with something new, something exciting and mind bending! That is what I like about art.
5 days
I feel that what ever is on the paper is meant to be there....you have a wonderful painting here.... i feel the flow! Well Done!
9 days
It feels good to get such an encouraging comment Brenda. Thanks
9 days
This is a cool piece. It's abstract, and mechanical. I love it.! The dark quality is amazing.


Ronnie
9 days
I am so lucky.. mechanical is not bad. Thank you for liking darkness.
8 days
I think you've done a great job with black here, it looks very "bold"!
7 days
Thank you dear Leonard. Best regards, Irena
7 days
Powerful and wonderful!
7 days
Powerful I like. Thanks million.
7 days
You deserve it Irena - love your work!
6 days
Lovely dramatic tones. I personally like the black, you can even emphasize it a little bit more :-)
6 days
You think so? It is possible to work on it some more but I don't want to ruin it. Thank you Liesel.. great feedback!
6 days
Personally, if I'm unsure if I've finished with a painting I just leave it to one side for a week or so then look at again for an answer.
6 days
You are quite right George. Thanks
6 days
Complicated piece! You definitely capture a mood! It looks to me that you completed it!
5 days
Yeah.. I also think it's finished. I wonder what is the mood.
5 days
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Irena ErstenukIt is so true that time flies! This is already my second year as a member of PIL. Thank you people for being who you are! You gave me so much hope! I am a person who is always looking for goodness in people, I got plenty here! There is hope for this planet! There is so much love in our hearts for each other. I am satisfied. Thank you

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I find that at the moment I seem to be painting a lot of different subjects, anybody else have this problem ? if it is a problem !!. LOL.
WOW..,.variety is the spice of life!! I love your lovely painting and the sheep look so peaceful, grazing...looking for more food and generally just enjoying... view answer
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