Monday, June 8, 2009

"The Waitress" (sold)


8"x6"
Oil on Raymar Canvas -covered Panel
$125 includes domestic s/h
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I've been looking at the photo I have of this woman for a long time, but never felt like I had enough information in it to be able to pull off a painting. Today, though, I just started it and I found that I didn't need anymore than what was there. In fact, it was a struggle not to put in the detail that I could see! V-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, I think I am learning to leave things out. Why does that take such a long time?! Sure does make painting fun, though. Also, I went back to the 3 colors plus white palette: alizaron crimson, alizaron yellow and ultramarine blue. It's so nice not to have to make amymore color decisions than what can be done with those!

5 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

She is lovely and perfect...well done!

Carolyn Finnell said...

I really like this. You are so right about details. I constantly remind myself that the details are not necessary. The mind will supply the details if you get the values and shapes right. And it's so much more interesting that way.

LSaeta said...

Good for you - see your paintings can be finished way before you think they are! This is lovely. I love it!

Paula Cravens said...

I like this Vicki, very classic. I agree, why is it so hard to leave out details???I am trying to leave my glasses off!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is beautiful, Vicki. Fantastic!