Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Loyal Companion
8 x 6
oil on doorskin
Okay - I spent more time trying to photograph this than it took to paint...Of course I could have spent more time painting it but I'm trying a new approach on these challenges of Karin Jurick's whereby I'm developing and executing a plan, learning what works and what doesn't and then moving on. I really enjoyed the flow of fabric, curves of the body and the connection between the woman and the dog and by not pressuring myself to come up with a good product I enjoyed the process more.

11 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Nice process you outlined, the piece has a great feel.

Carol Nelson said...

Nice job. Looks very "marbly".

L.Holm said...

Excellent plan, and beautiful result! I really like the blue tones here. What is doorskin?

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I like your attitude -- having fun is my favorite way to learn. You capture some really nice light effects in all the paintings of yours I've seen here. Especially the one of you and your friend taking photographs off the pier. Nice!

Carrie Griesemer said...

I really like how this turned out, it has an eerie feel to it, very nice!

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It was meant to be much more colorful but I got carried away with the white!

Mark Bridges said...

You got it glowing on this one. Nice.

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks Mark. Went to a workshop in November where we worked on value, putting in the darkest and lightest values and then no more than 4 more in between. I think I can go to each end of the value scale but those in betweens are elusive!

Sheila said...

Wow.... great job, but I understand the angst in phographing a dark and therefore reflective painting. Love this ...

maria said...

Your image has a great feel. Haunting? Erie? But you can still see the warm relationship between the woman and dog. Nice job.

Gwen Bell said...

You did such a great job on this very difficult assignment! Great values. I also like the ethereal "mist" swirling around. So glad I found your site. I really like your artwork.