Monday, April 27, 2009

A Companion of Diana


This painting was intended as an exercise in drawing by Karin Jurick, and was again something not many of us would choose to do. I pretty much had it done a couple of weeks ago, but wasn't happy with the background and decided to look at it for awhile, and then settled on this. I kind of reverted back to my old thinner style of painting, but did all the drawing with paint as I have now started doing. oil on canvasboard 9" x 12"

30 comments:

  1. vern, I really like the way you handled this. It really looks like a marble sculpture the colors in your background is beautiful. I think one of my favorite parts is that blue-purple shadow on the bottom left. Great drawing and proportions.

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  2. So well done; love your color palette.

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  3. wooooooooooooooooowie....


    I love love love the background colors. kind of like that patina green on weathered brass sorta thing. Beautiful Vern!

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  4. Dittoing Sheila, Vern. This is just wonderful work! Aren't you glad you gave it a rest for a bit?:-))

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  5. Oh wow ! what a beautiful piece, I love the glow it has.
    And yes that blue purple shadow is fabulous. CLAP ! CLAP !

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  6. Vern, well done!! Everyone is right, the colors are wonderful -- I'm especially fond of the ones in the pedestal (the patina that Sheila referred to, I was going to say it was a coppery patina but yeah, one of those). But the whole painging is verrrrry nice.

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  7. Beautiful! I love the green glow on the background. It's so beautiful!

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  8. This looks great, Vern! I just did a small portrait on canvas board in acrylic, and think I paint too thinly for the textured surface. Your painting looks terrific. It has so much atmosphere, and the light within your shadow areas is fantastic. Beautiful!

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  9. Lovely work, Vern--nice light and shadows in the piece.
    faye

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  10. This is just beautiful..the background caught my eye instantly..you have painted a fairly tough subject here...Great work.

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  11. Group reply here...thanks for all the positives on the background, I really struggled to get to this, and realized once again, get a paint brush in your hand, and chances are something good might happen. Yes, I'm glad I waited, and have now resolved to let my paintings rest for a day or twelve before posting. Even though, there is one thing I wanted to change almost immediately after posting this one. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, validation is all that it's cracked up to be...ha! Thank you all.

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  12. Really, really nice, Vern. Your proportions are perfect!

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  13. Great job Vern! This is really fabulous...the statue is exquisite, and the color on the wall behind it is really stunning!
    Waiting to post is a good idea and one I should consider. I'm afraid I would never post again however. :/

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  14. Wow I am in awe! Great colors! You brought this to life!

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  15. Really nice job, Vern. The addition of the green background was a beautiful touch.

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  16. This is so beautiful. Not only did you paint the figure extremely well, but the background compliments it so well. The blue shadow from the statue on that patina wall is the perfect touch!

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  17. I think the golds and greens in the background work out wonderfully for the painting, and I love the cool blue shadows. You did a great job on the figure! Beautiful all around.

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  18. I keep coming back to your painting. I love the atmosphere the background colors create that makes the statue really stand out. Nice handling of Diana and her hound...good proportions and your really got the feel of marble. Great job, Vern!

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  19. Vern, great job on Diana, the green background makes the image pop.
    Also like the your oil skethes form above the man walking. very interesting perspctive.
    Phil

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  20. Thanks everyone for all the incredible comments, I'm in great company here when I look at all your work.

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  21. Very well done, love the colors and your drawing skills are very good.

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  22. Vern, The warmth of the background contrasts nicely with the statue color. This is a pallette that I will remember because it is soft yet effective. Oh and nicely painted too!

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  23. So glad you gave this a go. It turned out wonderfully! Your other work is wonderful as well.

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  24. Wow, Vern, this is truly beautiful! Great drawing, and I love the background you put it on!

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  25. Beautiful colors Vern. It is so dynamic.

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  26. Thanks again for all the wonderful comments.

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  27. I'm late chiming in that the background is my favorite part. I appreciate how you took on placing the statue in it's atmosphere as opposed to just zeroing in on the statue itself. Beautiful!

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  28. Thanks Mona, I struggled with the background, but was satisfied in the end.

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  29. This is beautiful Vern. I think the greenish bkg. works wonderfully. I agree with Sheila, it has that patina weathered feeling.

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