Sunday, January 25, 2009

Victorian
7 x 5
oil on doorskin
I am really enjoying Karin Jurick's bi-weekly challenge. This is painted using as reference her photo posted to the blog 'Differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com'. I enjoyed the shapes and added some color but still had difficulty making it look painterly. Again not a subject I would choose but the fun started about halfway thru and I found i enjoyed painting it.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

Just had to come to your blog when I saw your warm and inviting rendition of the DSFDF challenge. Now I have to find out what doorskin is! I'm always learning.

Dean H. said...

Outstanding! I like the pumped up color. I usually push the color on my work, but somehow failed to do it on this week's dsfdf.

dominique eichi said...

Yes your colors are great , love your sky. The mood of your pictures is very nice.

Jamie said...

This is really beautiful - the colors are so vibrant!
going to look up "doorskin"... :)

Pete said...

I love the daring use of color!

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you all for your kind words! I am trying to get to all of your blogs, so much fun seeing all the wonderful creativity out there but it will take me a while as I'm right in the middle of year ends now. Thanks again.

maria said...

I also wanted to say how much I liked your interpretation of the victorian for dsfdf!

Carrrie Jacobson said...

Barb, I really like the warm, rich feeling of your Victorian house from the challenge. And I enjoyed looking at the paintings on your site. Your use of color sings of happiness and peace, and comforts me, as a viewer.

r garriott said...

Great colors! It positively glows.

gloria said...

Barb, This picture is brilliant. I love it! The mood and colours make me want to know the people who live there!