Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Busy Rest


The Flying Moleskins has been a lot of fun to say the least, and I particularly enjoyed finishing this piece for my blog buddy Camille Olsen. It was almost done about four weeks ago, but lacked some finishing touches that eluded me until last night. I've been away, and busy lately, not having any time to paint, so completing this felt great. I punched up the darks in the gal up front effectively bringing her forward and increasing her importance in the painting. (She kinda looks like Rose). Then I tried to create more interest in the shadows in front of her. I took this photo in Germany last May, and included a streetscape in Camille's book on her request.
oil on paper 10" x 8"

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE that shadow on the street. Hey friend when are you giving a workshop ? I wanna learn from the best !

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  2. A beautiful one, Vern! Great work on all those receding figures. Camille's gotta love this!

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  3. I love pictures with people. This is great! I feel like I could walk into the page.

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  4. Really nice one, Vern. And I agree with the street shadows and people fading into the distance. Superb!

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  5. Wonderful piece Vern! I love how the figure in the front grabs your attention but the other figures keep your eye moving around. Camille will love it!

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  6. This is wonderful, Vern. Great composition - i like how the awnings direct your attentin back to the main focus.

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  7. Good one Vern, love the feeling of sunshine and the depth you created!

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  8. I love the realworld tension you created. You have captured that private moment when the rest of the world is zooming by and this woman is in the moment of texting or checking her phone messages. How does the moleskin handle the paint?

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  9. Wow, Vern, I love this! What great inspiration! I'll bet it felt nice to paint after a bit of time away. I want to give that a try. This is perfect, I love it. Enjoy the weekend and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Chat soon.

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  10. Wonderful painting!!! I love that shadow of a tree on the street. Great job!

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  11. I came here to comment on your painting for Irit and I see that I forgot to double comment on this one! (since I did on the Moleskin site) What a remiss girl I am!!!
    Vern, you know I loved this, and especially those lacy shadows, the texters everywhere you look and just that it is your beautiful work. I cannot wait to have this back here in my possession. Thank you, Vern!

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