Friday, January 29, 2010

"Babe in Arms"

Oil on Board
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Well, I do believe this is finished. It has been a great subject to work with and I've really enjoyed the size. It just feels very different to be able to scrub around with a brush more than I do with the little paintings. I love the calligraphic quality of brushstrokes and it was great to be able to explore that a little (and I think it was "just a little"!). After I finished the painting I took my dog for a walk. It's been a snowy/rainy day, very gray. What struck me, though, is that the colors in this high-desert landscape today were the same as what is in this painting. Hmmm. . . .

1 comment:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Vicki, nice job on this one. I like the way you softened the edges on the mom and made the little fellow the focus. I like the palette, too!