Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FARM TO MARKET

8x8 oil on canvas panel
This is Karin Jurick's newest challenge on the DSFDF blog. Because of Karin's beautiful figure paintings and her biweekly challenges, I am practicing painting figures much like this one. We were to focus on the entire figure; however, I cropped this a little differently. It is evident I have so much to learn, but that's why I'm here. Thanks for visiting!

14 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful job on this, Angela! I like your setting much better than the original. He looks peaceful and retired instead of tired and on break.
You did such a great job on the figure!

James Parker said...

Yes, he does look quite content, Angela. Nice work. And your puppy dogs are linked and munching doggie biscuits over at WTTW. Thank you so much for your participation.

Edward Burton said...

Really nice, Angela, you've added so much more interest than the original photo. Great format too.

Sheila said...

Oh my Angela.... what a wonderful rendition of the challenge. It's always such eye pleasure to see your work.

Mark Bridges said...

I can see him selling at the market.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Very nice Angela, you don't appear to have any issues with doing the figure and !your lovely setting made him appear like a happier guy

Diana Marshall said...

like your take on the challenge,he looks serene and at peace with the world.

Claire said...

Love the setting you created - very nice work on this!

Dean H. said...

Well done, Angela! The setting and crop work great. He's very recognizable. His left hand is very well done...hands are usually difficult.

Jerry Points said...

Angela...thanks for the comments on my challenge. This entry and your other paintings are very strong in your choice of color and your final brush work. You seem to know exactly what finishing strokes are needed to add the necessary "Wow" factor.

Priti said...

Nice work, Angela- i like your version very much. It is a small painting but it feels larger because of your nice, soft details and interesting places for your eyes to go to.

Ann Rogers said...

Angela, what a great entry with your flowers as the perfect accessory. You have nothing to worry about with your figurative work, he's so well done!

dominique eichi said...

I love the added market scene. Very nice

Becky Drees said...

Angela, your style is just lovely.