Monday, January 25, 2010

Bike Break


This is my first contribution for The Flying Moleskins, and the recipient of this 9" x 7" oil on paper, is that very fine gentleman, and wonderful artist, Dean Haven. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dean the other day, and he is a very engaging fellow who is great fun to compare notes with. Dean, I hope you like it, and I hope it folds well (after it dries), and does all the right stuff to look good in your moleskin book. This is from a photo I took while in Germany this last May.

12 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Vern. Great composition and I really like your cyclists.

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  2. I love that nap, that's my kind of exercise/pleasure... lol .
    It's beautifully done Vern. Yea for your pictures from Germany !

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  3. This is great, Vern. The warm tones and your composition really make this a winner!

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  4. Wow, love everything about this one, subject, limited palette, brushwork, composition, all make a stunning image. Way to go, Vern!

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  5. Great.... as always Vern raising the bar on our project. *sigh* This is wonderful.... what a treasure of a painting this is.

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  6. Vern, bikes can be very hard to paint but you have tackled both the that and the figure well. How many of us have taken a long bike ride and then wished for a nap afterward -- I know I have! I like the way your paintings either refer to/suggest or capture action and movement -- people out and about living a full life.

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  7. Wow! Thanks, Vern! I'm excited! This is excellent. You sure got a lot of info in for such a small painting. I agree with Sheila...You're raising the bar with this one!
    Once again, thanks for such a great entry to start my book off!
    ps Enjoyed the phone call!

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  8. Love the composition Vern. I think you nailed it in all areas!

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  9. Great one Vern. Just the way I feel after my therapy sessions at the Dubois Torture Chamber.
    Do love the design and concept.

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  10. Wonderful Vern!!!! I love your work!!

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  11. Nice feeling in this one, Vern. I applaud all yous guyzes cool work on your Moleskins! Will be interested to know how that oil does on the paper. Your colors are nice and warm.

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