Thursday, April 9, 2009

Leaving The Scene


This is the second painting from the 16th floor (daughter's new condo...yea)! Got a great tip from Liz regarding shadows in that they should never be as dark as the solid object, so I had to try this immediately, and am way happier with the results. Edward Burton had also told me that the shadows should lighten as they recede. Thanks to both of these great artists.
oil on masonite 8" x 9"

25 comments:

  1. Great tips from fellow artists and this is another superb composition!Looks like you are having fun with this point of view.:-)Nice work, once again.

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  2. This one is great too! Are you going to show us his "deed" (crime)?
    Thanks for sharing about shadows. I am sure I have heard it, but with all that is learned, I forget sometimes. You worked it well!

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  3. Great tips! Liz's influence is showing in your strokes as well...another nice one!

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  4. Great technical comments from excellent painters, Vern. I love the jeans in this one. It's interesting to see the same subject revisited, revised, changed up. There are elements of the fist painting that I still love--the deep shadows, the figure moving, head turned, seeing the shadow from the building--all added to the suspense and mystery of the painting. The two paintings say different things. Both are great!

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  5. A great painting. I like the unusual perspective. I like yesterday's too.

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  6. Wonderful job, Vern. I love the lively brushwork. Thank you for the kind comment.

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  7. These are both Fabulous Vern!! Love your brush work!!

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  8. Cathyann, thanks, I'd like to continue experimenting with this view. It's a little unusual isn't it?

    Ah, but was there a crime Pattie? One other thing Liz wrote me was, on a light solid with strong lighting, the shadow will be darker, but I know you know all that stuff. Thanks.

    Thanks Dana, she has been a very important influence for me.

    Thanks Liz, I was just anxious to try the first painting again, but had the other ref photo, so why not? Really glad you like them.

    Thanks R., appreciate the visit and the comments.

    Edward, thank you for your solid advice and support.

    Amanda, thanks so much, and by the way, great new web site.

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  9. How very cool!! Good to learn from your blog friends...
    Well done painting and your daughter's condo offers a great and unique perspective!! Way to go!

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  10. Vern,
    Thanks for visiting my blog! Your kind words are very encouraging ... especially now that I have seen how talented you are. I love your dog paintings, and your clever title "Bad Hair Day" makes me laugh! I will be back soon.

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  11. I love how you're sharing the tips from other artists so I can learn too. I think need to do more of these. This could result in a show for you. You have an innate gift for composition, texture and color. More Vern more!!1

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  12. I love the composition, shadow, and the brushwork on the ground. Great job!

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  13. Ok Vern , This is fabulous, it need to have more. It screams series......

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  14. Marian, I've picked up a few things from your workshop accounts, so thank you and thank you.

    Leslie thanks, I really love your art, and am glad you stopped by.

    Sheila and Dominique, you are both reading my mind regarding doing some series work. That just clicked with me after doing the second one, so thanks for that encouragement.

    Akiko, thanks so much.

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  15. just looked over your blog. You get some real feeling into those animal portraits. Good work
    God bless and keep it up

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  16. Thanks Paula.

    Gary, thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate your comments.

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  17. Hi Vern. You were given Mona's Mini Blog Award. Please pick up the award at my blog.

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  18. Hi Vern! There is a correction to the rules for "Mona's Mini Blog Award." Please check Mona's blog or mine for the correct rules. If you are not familiar with miniature or ACEO artists, don't worry about naming the artists. Have a great day!
    ~Akiko

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  19. Vern,you are right. Although you don't do any miniatures, you are still at the top of my favorite artists list. :) Have a great weekend!

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  20. Thanks Sharon and Theresa. Really appreciate it.

    Akiko, your comment floors me. I don't know what to say other than thank you so very much.

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  21. What a wonderful painting Verne! This is my first visit to your blog and I am enchanted. I look forward to having a bit more time to peruse more in detail soon. In the meantime - my very best wishes, Aliaena

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