Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Study of a Woman Standing


6x6 oil on panel
$100 + $12 s/h

I really just felt like doing the figure as I began this painting and then I didn't even want to add a background. Sometimes I just love messing with the skin tones and fabrics, and seeing how little I can do to capture the impression. Sometimes just a few strokes are enough and it feels so empowering when the right shape and gesture emerge. It often amazes me that its just paint, but laid down the right way, it creates something beautiful. Its so simple, but can be so complex.

4 comments:

Naquaiya said...

This is gorgeous.

Susan Carlin said...

I do like that you let this woman stand in her silhouette, without giving her a specific setting.
(Let that be a lesson to me.) Very nice painting!

Pat Meyer said...

The gesture in this painting gives it such a wonderful attitude. What a talent to be able to capture this. Would consider exchanging blog site links?

onpainting said...

Very good expression of attitude.

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