Saturday, July 25, 2009

In Full Stride


This was a fun little figure study done from a photo I took earlier this year from a seventh floor window. I must of clicked fifty pictures of various people walking, riding and jogging, so there are a few more of these in my future. I am working on an idea for a large scale piece along these lines.
oil on masonite 9 1/2" x 7 1/2"

11 comments:

  1. Love the way the figure is positioned to the far right and that long, long shadow. I think this would be dynamite as a large painting! Great job!

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  2. What a great idea for a series, very original. Like Gwen says the composition is interesting and dynamic.

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  3. Looking good! I love these studies of figures and animals casting a long shadow. I can't wait to see more in this series from you.

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  4. Vern!!! Yes go big! Galleries and museums love bigger pieces and they will go nicely in your solo show.

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  5. I, too, was going to comment on the emphasis on the long shadow...I'm in very good company. Don't you just love snapping pictures and collecting ideas for the next painting? I'm looking forward to seeing more in this series.

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  6. Yes I would like to see more of these. Good job.

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  7. It is definitely a great composition, Vern, and a wonderful idea for a series. Gwen's right, they would quite nice large.

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  8. Very nice Vern! One down, 49 to go!!
    I agree with the others...go large!

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  9. Thanks for the all the support you guys. Will try not to disappoint.

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  10. Vern...thanks for the comments on my latest work. It took a while for me to understand what Carolyn Anderson was trying to get across in a workshop 2 years ago. And it was "paint 3 strokes and step back." I am really liking what you are doing in your "walking series." Your brushwork is fresh and direct and the overall design with the shadow in the negative space makes for a great composition.

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  11. A really nice composition and use of whites. I like it.

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