Sunday, July 19, 2009

Waiting


This was a great figurative challenge from DSFDF that I finished about a week ago. I painted this outside on my deck in the brilliant sunshine, effectively making this my first plein air painting with an asterisk. I used a reference photo instead of what lay before me, so I'm thinkin' this probably does not qualify...but it sure was fun painting outside. oil on canvas panel 8" x 10"

19 comments:

  1. Cool painting, looks like he's ready for a snooze, I like your cropping of the subject.

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  2. Really nice, Vern - great job with the figure.

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  3. I think it qualifies... Who says in plein air, the subject cannot be 2 dimensional...huh? I think you captured this man's expression and pose perfectly!

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  4. You made him look so young. Good job.

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  5. Beautiful warm colors, love the light on his hand.

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  6. Excellent work, Vern! You really got the expression and the shapes of the figure spot on.

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  7. Vern, this is a very solid painting of the figure, just as Karin asked. Your minimal value shift really appeals to me...great job!

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  8. Great job Vern...I agree with everyone here and I like your cropping of the figure. Great job!

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  9. You really caught the relaxed pose of this gentleman - nice work!

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  10. Hello Vern your painting is really cool ...like the feeling of shade he is sitting in.

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  11. It's beautiful, Vern. I love the soft light and gentle colors.

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  12. Your painting gets better and better, Vern. Always nice to see what you're up to!

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  13. Thanks everyone, this was a fun challenge and I'm very pleased that you liked the result.

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  14. I agree with Liz, (well everyone actually)... I love your use of light. very beautiful.

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  15. Nice job on this challenge! Your paintings are beautimous!

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  16. Nice job Vern...and you got it to work with the WHOLE figure. Bravo!

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  17. I don't know where you are located that you were able to enjoy painting on your deck, but I am envious. Maybe that is why your painting turned out so well.

    Good Job!

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