Monday, January 26, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO CRAYON

4" x 8" oil on canvas sold
This is my San Francisco Painted Lady painting for Karin Jurick's blog, DSDF. Once again the challenges were mighty, not just architecture again, but pastel architecture, hmmm.  I liked the 4"x8" crop because I was able to emphasize the giant crayon. My goal here was to keep the brushstrokes loose and not get hung up on making it perfect. 




13 comments:

dominique eichi said...

To me you have such a lyrical way of painting that is so lovely.

Edward Burton said...

Very nice, Angela - I really like the way you cropped it. Beautiful.

Angela Elledge said...

Dominique & Edward,
Thank you so much! You two need to get painting, I haven't seen your paintings, yet...looking forward to seeing them.

Edward Burton said...

Hi Angela, thank you for your comment about my pre-DSFDF victorian and congratulations on the sale of your DSFDF victorian!

Angela Elledge said...

Edward, that was a nice little surprise, thank you.

Edward Burton said...

Thank you very much for your sweet thoughts of Cairo, Angela, they are very appreciated.
Edward

r garriott said...

Love the tall skinny composition! Crayon is a good name for it, especially with those colors. Nicely done!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello R. - Thank you so much; you know amongst all that architecture, all I saw was a giant crayon. I'm on my way to check out your blog.

Sheila said...

Where was I? I haven't seen this. I love this Angela! Your style and sense of humor are wonderful.

Angela Elledge said...

Sheila, thank you for the encouragement, this was a tough one!

CONRAD said...

Great painting and love the “crayon” name, very creative. Thanks for the nice post on my blog.

Bill Gavin said...

I never thought of a crayon. Now I will always see the crayon. :) Nice job! I will be looking for your students finished Starry Night...

Angela Elledge said...

Conrad - Along with what others have said about these DSFDF challenges, I would never have chosen to paint this...I need the push to paint something other than cows and dogs.

Bill - Maybe it's because I'm around children all day long that made me think crayon! Thanks for taking a look at the Starry Night project, hopefully we will have this finished by early March - at least that's my goal :).