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"

17 comments:

  1. Oh, just my cup of tea! Love it, the shadows make it a very good composition, as does the viewpoint.

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  2. Amazing.... your shadows series seem to becoming more complex and even more wonderful. I'll echo Sharon's comment and say the shadows are terrific!

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  3. Love the series you have working, and she is no exception!

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  4. great piece Vern, even without the touch-up.

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  5. Like Sharon and Sheila have said, those shadows (they're almost like lace or snowflakes) really do make this painting stand apart. Also the figure is so 3D and I love the energy of her stepping forward with that beautiful new bag!

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  6. Great one, Vern - as Dominique said, even without the touch-up.

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  7. I like the way your interesting negative spaces frame this girl! They seem to set off the striped shirt she is wearing, yet compliment the color as well. Really nice, Vern!

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  8. Camille said it so well; outstanding!

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  9. This is one of those scenes that I notice when I'm sitting in an office window or at a restaurant that may be on the 2nd floor or higher and I'm always intrigued by the point of view. You've completely captured that.

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  10. What we have here is a great little painting.the darks and lights ,the detail and the fact that is interesting.

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  11. The sun and shadow are really nice, Vern! I love the colors you added to the bottom of the bag, it makes it an important part of the character.

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  12. The shadows! They add to interest and convey the movement within the piece. I like your bird's eye viewpoint too.

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  13. I love the abstract play of the tree shadows, and the overhead vantage point. Your "overhead view" paintings have a unique feel to them. Very cool. You're doing great work.

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  14. I really love your work. A wonderful painter - I want to show your work/blog to my painting classes.

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  15. love those shadows Vern. Cool title too!

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  16. How did I let this slip by me for nearly 2 weeks? LOVE those shadows! I like the way you kept your palette fairly monochromatic and the way her striped shirt follows the lines of the shadows. Great composition!

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  17. Vern,
    A beautiful, unique, piece of art!
    I totally agree with your great tribute commentary on DSFDF.

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