Sunday, June 28, 2009

BOAT AFLOAT

5x8 oil on canvas panel
Let me first say I found this DSFDF subject to be particularly difficult. I am not much of a water person, I don't mind looking at water, but actually being submerged in water or in a boat is not one of my favorite things. I almost scrapped this one, but remembered Karin's words about not painting this as 2 separate subjects (water and boat/boater), but instead to see this as a whole. 

I don't paint many figure paintings and I found this to be very difficult, as well. Many of you paint beautiful paintings of figures and in such small formats...I now have a different level of appreciation for those of you who do small format figure paintings, it is absolutely incredible the way you make each stroke count. So many lessons learned, but I don't think I want to take a ride in a boat any time soon!


17 comments:

Sheila said...

I am surprised you found this challenging Angela! It's gorgeous and is one of my favs. I don't think there is anything you can't paint. Just some things go easier because we've done them so many times.

Gwen Bell said...

I completely agree with Shelia...this is gorgeous and it certainly doesn't look like you have any trouble whatsoever with either subject. Love the subtle green/gold cast. It gives it a lovely evening glow. So glad you didn't scrap it...Great job!

sam said...

I really like it too, I think youve put just the right amount of detail and the colours work very well.

Olga Wagner said...

Love your color selection!!!! Very earthy and comforting...(I am not a water person either!)

Joanna said...

You did very good painting on this one, Angela! Perfect rendition of Karin's concept.

L.Holm said...

I like the warm tones of this Angela, and think you did a really good job with the figure. The struggle was worth it!

Gary Keimig said...

Looks O K to me.
Love your Jessie painting. Very nice work

Dean H. said...

The rower in this is very well done! A very well done painting...period!

Anne Marie Propst said...

You did a fabulous job! No more talk of not doing figures. Great one.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is great Angela, I would float in the boat anytime...beautiful palette too!

Edward Burton said...

I agree with everyone else, Angela, you did a great job with the challenge. Really nice color choices too.

SYLVIANE said...

I like the yellow tone of your painting, that is quite unusual for a water painting..

laurens.paint.palette said...

I love your color choices! This is lovely!

dominique eichi said...

I love the size of the boat with your rower, very nice entry.

Ann Reyes said...

I really like your colors in this. And, I think you did a great job with the figure! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ann Rogers said...

You actually looked very comfortable with the water in this one! Love how you brought so much color into the painting instead of just sticking with the blue. Great entry.

Angela Elledge said...

Thanks all!

I'm not wild about cool blues, therefore, I lean towards the warm side on most of my paintings. Occasionally, I'll go the cool side, but it has to be a warmed up blue, if that makes any sense.