Friday, June 12, 2009

Girl and Boy at the Museum (work in progress)


This is an 18"x18" oil on canvas, that I'm painting from another cell phone photo from my recent trip to Paris, specifically the Musee d'Orsay.

13 comments:

  1. Oh thank you! You brighten my heart on this gray day.

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  2. I like this painting - it looks like a photo of a sculpture. Berry interesting work on this!

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  3. Thanks, AH and CP.

    AH, I guess I am escaping to a different place, though not actually a warmer or sunnier one.

    CP, "berry" interesting? It's probably because of the blueberries in my backyard. You are a very food-motivated canine.

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  4. there are so many details and at the same time seens to be a fast painting . i like this a lot

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  5. You know what else is very appealing? The casual way the two are standing vs the statues.

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  6. Thanks, CF. Very fast. Now it waits to be finished, once I figure out what to do.

    AH, that's actually what appealed to me and made me paint this, these figures slotted amongst the rows of statues.

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  7. And, when this shot is enlarged it looks even more like a sculpture feel. Do the same next time you're covering a cafe!

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  8. I feel like I could jump into this scene. It's so cinematic! And I'm with AH -- nice color for these gray days. Beautiful work.

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  9. Thanks, CP and Laurie. I think you are partially getting the feelings of sculptural and cinematic from the unusual angle of the scene. At the Orsay, it is possible, in the central part, to look down over a large area, which is what I was doing when I took the cell phone photo on which this painting is based.

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  10. You definitely choose beautiful angles to compose your work. I had to come back and look at this one.

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  11. I like the idea of "art is people looking at art". If museums did not have people they would be warehouses.

    Also, painting from a cell phone photo is a great use of technology.

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  12. Thanks, Laurie and CU.

    CU, check out Stef's Sketches (on my blog list) for an amazing use of technology.

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