Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hot Mama

7x5 oil on panel
$100 + $12 s/h - sold

Ya'll - I'm struggling. I know, I know... you say its my own fault for not being consistent. You're right.
I worked on several things today and didn't really like anything I did. Then in the last hour, I set my timer, and painted this. Just a half hour!

I've realized one important thing. When doing a small painting, the subject needs to be simple. I can't squeeze three or four figures, or a crowded city street scene, into a format this small. I get too tight with the brushwork and feel compelled to put in details, which are too small to paint (given my style). So lesson learned today.

The scene is from Siesta Key in Florida.


Terry Rafferty said...

"just half an hour" - plus all the other hours you have spent learning to make it look this easy :-) Wonderful painting!

janice warriner said...

Love the color and simplicity of this...and the movement of water. Nice.

Robin Cheers said...

That is a good point Terry.
I struggled through the other things until my vision cleared. Not to mention the years of painting I've done leading up to today.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful painting!!
I confess I struggle too. I tend to put way too much detail and with my style is very hard on a small format. Simplicity is always the key.

JMahorney said...

This is amazing. The strokes are so fresh and spontaneous. The color are rich but so right on in value. The sense of light reads great. You just nailed it!

mike rooney said...

i had to have it! i waited a day to decide and i wanted it more today than yesterday. guess thats the sign from above to click the pay here button LOL

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