Friday, February 21, 2014

Another lady inspired by Matisse! (beter photos!)

better color
I loved the lady from last week - so I decided to paint her on a canvas. The canvas is 6x12" so I gave her a body! I updated my photos because the others were so off in color.  These are not perfect - but much better

I am much more relaxed now painting full figures - I have a lot to learn, but I have embraced Matisse's exaggerations.  I am not a realistic painter but I know I have to know how it all connects to even exaggerate.  I like her though - and will  put her in my Etsy shop tomorrow.  Just have to add  some archival finish. I am calling the painting "the work of his hands" from Psalm 19, since everything in the universe is the work of God's hands.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday (.here).  Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting this awesome venue for artists around the world.  Have a blessed and art filled day.


27 comments:

  1. Hi Gina. Looks pretty good on the canvas. I really like this lady with her blue dress and awesome hat. Nice job.:) Have a great day and Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks - I rarely do series so this is a change for me. I hope to learn how to improve my work by doing some similar paintings.

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  2. Hi Gina, This course looks like great fun and your painting is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Eva - I did finally get better photos and updated the entry. I was so glad to see that you were able to participate this week.

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  3. I have been having problems taking photos of my art, and achieving the colours that I see without the camera, so I know how your feeling. The sky is very pleasing with texture and different colours, so even though you seem disappointed, it still is effective. Learning is what this challenge is all about, so you are on track!

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    1. Thanks Renee - I was able to get better photos so I updated the entry.

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  4. Really fantastic, you are making great work these days! Valerie

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  5. Loving your wonderful painting and its great to see it finished. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Totally magnificent work..She is so beautiful.. bright, lively and full of wonderful energy....how fantastic you have done her on canvas now! I loved her last week..and I love this one now too! Would love to know what the archival-finish is..
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful art..very inspiring!
    Victoria

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  7. I like your bold use of color and strong sense of shape. That's a powerful title to your painting too. Blessings!

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  8. Wow gorgeous...like I said before so wonderful to watch you evolve!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Very interesting piece! Way beyond my amateur skill. Lovely!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  10. You did a great job on her!!!!! I love those narrow canvas...they can squeeze into a space that needs brightened but too small for a full sized painting.

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  11. I like the bright colours you have chosen, and it looks an interesting course to follow. I'm off to see a Matisse exhibition today, so I shall think of your painting as we wander around the gallery.

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  12. I love this woman! gorgeous painting!

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  13. Great job! I like her curves ...

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  14. Very lovely, the sky is such a great color, all the colors looks so good and I love how she has one hand on her hat, in case a breeze were to blow it away.

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  15. Gorgeous! You have really got the knack for this Matisse type of painting. Looks really good and I love the theme/title you gave it.

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  16. A wonderful composition and I love the way you painted her full figure.Your work is very lovely!

    Annabelle : )

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  17. Oh, it's really beautiful! I love the exaggerations and color - and I also really love the piece with the red hat below as well - wonderful work! xo

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  18. What a great painting! It's awesome that you are painting the women! You go girl!

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  19. Looking good! :) Masters are always a great inspiration.

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