Wednesday, January 6, 2010

painting in process--woman with a broom


12"x12"
oil on board
unfinished

I made some headway on this painting today, but didn't have time to finish it. It's such a contrast from doing the ones with the mother/babies! The subject is so hard compared to the others and, too, it's amazing to me to believe that it's the same palette of colors. . . Speaking of colors, I haven't been able to get a good photo of this tonight--but it's not done anyway! I have ended up going into the painting with the palette knife alot. I'm finding that sometimes it just frees me up to do that.

4 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Her gesture is wonderful with the way she is leaning away from the viewer, yet confrontational in her gaze...I like it just like this!

Julie Hill said...

Vicki...this looks great! i love the colors and looseness of it. I think the palette knife becomes you!! To me, it looks done where you are...but obviously will leave that up to you :)

Paul Anater said...

I love this painting, Brava!

Paula Cravens said...

Love the expression. I am intrigued by how you make the mundane so compelling.