Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pure Oily Fun

Lean On Me
8 in x 8 in, oils on canvas panel


This is tonight's effort, from a photo of two of my sons.

This was pure fun! I just really enjoyed the oils tonight. As this was just about values rather than color, I was able to focus. This built up bit by bit...I kept stopping and sitting back - trying to see what brushstroke was needed next...the image just emerged from the canvas.

I used white and my limited "masters" palette...yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and paynes gray.

9 comments:

Kari Gibson said...

It works beautifully. I love the brush strokes and the softness of the colour.

I know what you mean, if you just observe the lights and darks and paint what is there, somehow the image emerges by itself. That is the magic of painting, eh?

Jennifer Rose said...

This is a wonderful painting, full of lots of emotion. Its actually a very touching piece. Well done. :)

Nithya Swaminathan said...

I think this is a beautiful piece, great mood with the limited palette! Love it.

Jeanette said...

Really nice Rose. I like it a lot.

Its brooding and mysterious. I just love darkened images like this.

specialkel said...

Is there another Jennifer Rose out there?

I love this painting, Rose! I especially love it b/c I know and love your boys! It's precious!

Keep up the great efforts, Rose. You never cease to amaze me!

Kelly

Stacy said...

Wow! Great painting Rose! Don't you just love it when a painting comes together with little effort. I love the light on the top of the boys' heads.

Jo Castillo said...

This is so nice. Full of vitality.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks everyone! I really had fun with this.

Teresa said...

Definitely a "keeper". Simple, but it speaks volumes. Love it. Great work, Rose!