Monday, August 24, 2009

Her New Bag

This is from a photo I took a few months ago in Germany. This lovely young lady walked by our 7th floor hotel room deep in thought, probably on her way to work. The colours in her face and arm did not photograph well, and I think I will have to concentrate more on using cleaner colours with more positive brush strokes. The camera seems to pick up all these little weaknesses. I'll be away again, and will try to correct this, but thought I'd post it anyway.
oil on masonite 8" x 10 1/2"

Sunday, August 9, 2009

San Fran

This week's challenge showed a lot of detail and the consensus appears to be that it was difficult. I too found it challenging and only started enjoying the painting after some drawing issues were solved. With this perspective and a long dipping street, it is easy to lose the depth and elevation changes creating a bowling alley. The many wires and cables were also a potential problem, but a beautiful area of interest, so I decided to include as few as possible to tell the story. (Note here...this is me trying to sound like an artist...ha!). Check out all the other versions at DSFDF. oil on masonite 6 1/2" x 8"