Monday, April 6, 2009

Under Surveilance


This is from a photo I took yesterday from the 16th floor of a condo my daughter is trying to buy. (hope she gets it, love the perspective) I guess artist types have a little voyeur in them...300mm lens...ha!
oil on masonite 5 3/4" x 7"

19 comments:

  1. This is great! Movement and mystery and beautiful color. Very Jack Bauer of you, Vern! Hope your daughter gets the condo.
    Liz

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  2. Vern, I think he's acting a little suspicious, good thing he's under surveilance! Nice job!!

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  3. Cool painting, what a great angle, makes for a really interesting and unusual painting mmm it's given me a few good ideas!

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  4. Vern, great view and painting. I think we are all being somewhat influenced by Karin in one way or other.

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  5. Very cool! I like how you handled the background too.

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  6. This one is dynamic and has that wonderful "what iiiiiiizzzzzz going on here?" feeling that makes some paintings so fun to stare at. Speculators like me can just have a field day, and that just makes it fun. And talk about a successful yet atypical composition -- this one's got it! Yay Vern!

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  7. Wow, thanks everyone. I've always loved Karin type figurative paintings, especially with movement or some kind of action involved.

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  8. Great painting, Vern! Love the angle!
    I've been snapping folks on the sidewalk from my kitchen window for quite awhile now, with future paintings in mind. It does make one feel guilty hoping they don't look this way. They sure wouldn't think, "He's taking these photos of me just so he can make a painting." Lol.

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  9. Very cool painting, Vern! Great composition with a bit of mystery.

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  10. Vern: I love that I feel like I'm writing to a dog, but a cute one at that:) I'm still laughing at Dana Cooper's comment. And, I agree, the perspective on your painting is great, as well as the broad strokes. I also agree that most artists and photographers are a bit voyeuristic, but that's the nature of the game.

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  11. What a cool angle! Very attractive. Light and shadow are also wonderful.

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  12. Wow again, thanks you guys. All these "cools" are definitely great.

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  13. Love the story and the drama. Great job Vern!

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  14. I love this...especially the perspective and the brushstrokes...way cool!

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  15. Nice, on google reader, I caught the before and after of this one! I like the darks and lights rubbing together, it makes it pop!

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  16. Thanks Cathyann, Paula and Pattie, I really appreciate it.

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  17. Love the perspective and warm, strong strokes. Really nice painting, Vern!

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  18. Very Nice Vern!!!! love your painterly strokes! The light is great!

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  19. These are awesome, the from-above perspective. A bit Karin Jurick.
    Love the dog above too. Awww....

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