Saturday, November 16, 2013

Aniyah and Reyah

The artist and her little sister Reyah were on my studio floor one afternoon with Aniyah doing some drawings of a few of my paintings.  These young ladies are so bright and beautiful, with three year old Reyah right off the cuteness chart.  The girls are two of Rose's five grand kids who together with their parents visited for a few days from Victoria this summer.  The painting of them is a surprise for Grannie Rose's birthday (today). 

I've been studying some DVDs by Quang Ho that I bought months ago, and am trying to incorporate as much as I can of what he teaches.  He emphasizes the need for accuracy in the drawing to have any chance of creating a solid painting.  His instruction is articulate and insightful as he finishes a couple of paintings in real time.  I was able to take away some valuable information and ideas, and just watching him mix colour and apply paint is worth the price of admission.  Check out his outstanding work.

oil on board  10" x 8"  NFS

10 comments:

  1. Bonsoir cher ami,

    Je suis persuadée que mamie Rose va être très émue et comblée de recevoir un tel présent.
    Une peinture remplie d'émotion, de sensibilité, d'amour... Des couleurs joliment nuancées et une très belle lumière l'illumine. Bravo pour cette merveilleuse oeuvre.

    Je suis tout à fait d'accord en ce qui concerne le dessin. Il est une base solide d'une peinture...

    Gros bisous à vous et joyeux anniversaire à votre chère Rose.

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    1. Thank you so very much for your generous comments Martine. You were right, Rose had a very emotional reaction to the painting, and just loves it. I will pass along your warm wishes.

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  2. Very well done. Vern! I like the "less is more" approach, (possibly the influence Quang Ho?)
    I checked out Q Ho's paintings...REALLY loved the small ones!

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  3. Beautifully done Vern! and thanks so much for the tip. I will definitely check him out! the girls are adorable, a lovely painting!

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  4. Such a nice feeling to this. I really like the way you handled the braids. Quang Ho's a good teacher (and a really nice guy, too)!

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  5. I can see how you took the Quang Ho's drawing recommendations to heart. Reyah especially is just exquisite, and that arm and her back are superbly modeled and contoured. As always I love your warm Vern-ish palette. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks Dean, always great to hear from you.

      Suzanne I always appreciate your comments.

      R. so good to hear from you, it's been a long time. After watching Quang for 12 hours, I concur, he is a good teacher and seems like a great guy. Thanks for your generous comments.

      Camille, you always say the nicest things. Thanks so much for the kind words. When I was finished this painting I actually thought...hey these are Camille colours... I like it.

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  6. gorgeous painting Vern I've not investigated Quang Ho ......yet! I think I shahim Too!

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  7. Simply beautiful painting, Vern! I bet you feel you learned lots from Quang's video. I would bet the gift was well appreciated - can't think of a better gift.

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  8. Thanks Sharon.

    Pattie you are right, Rose loved it, and there couldn't have been a better present for her birthday. Thanks so much for your comments. All the best in the new year.

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