Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Lost in Thought" (sold)

Oil on Board

It's good to be back to painting again! Not that it was easy! I lost count of how many times I wiped this off and decided I wasn't going to paint it! Each time I wiped it away, though, I'd see the underpainting and it would draw me back in. The hardest part of this was trying to get color that would work for the skin tones. I am happy with what's happened around her face that way. I have painted this subject two other times--the first one I tossed, the second I still have (posted on Feb. 13th). It was interesting to compare it with this. This one is so much looser!


Liza Hirst said...

This one is GREAT! The colours, the brushwork, everything!

Terry Rafferty said...

Perfect title, you've caught this moment beautifully!

Roxanne Steed said... if you've captured a moment in time...just before she's turning to speak...(nice sense of movement here, too).

Paula Cravens said...

Vicki, I really like the contemplative nature you captured in this painting. As always, your colors are quite fabulous.

FCP said...

I love the composition and brushstrokes--really nice piece, Vicki!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is wonderful. Shows determination and fluidity.
Wiping out is frustrating but freeing.