Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Purple Benches


This was done for the Monthly Painting Challenge blog, which is a painting challenge run over on wordpress.com. These gorgeous purple benches were this months photo reference (Challenge #6), where we could crop or adapt in whatever form we liked. I love the lines in this, and the purples as well. Plus the added lines of the shadows just made this an image I had to paint.

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas


Hmmmmm.... not sure this is posting correctly on the Monthly Painting blog. It's the first time I've done anything for this blog, and it seems to post images differently. So if you head over & don't see this, well, it just means that I've done something wrong!

Update - it posted correctly and is now on the Monthly Painting blog.

8 comments:

martinealison said...

Hi, Quel travail avec l'ensemble de ces lignes...! Bravo

AutumnLeaves said...

This is fabulous, Nancie! Proof of how there is so much beauty in our world, stuff we often overlook as the mundane. I love the lilac color and you've just so perfectly handled those shadows! I want to go to this park!!

Margaret Bednar said...

You did an amazing job on this very hard challenge. Love the blue in the background the lilac bench is very well done and the shadows are so well done and straight! Can't even imagine how hard this must have been.

Angela said...

Exceptional, How on earth did you do those shadows. What a lot of work. But then is painting really work?

Nancie Johnson said...

I have to laugh Angela, painting really work? Not really, it's more a labor of love. But some paintings, like this one, are very tedious. I was lucky in that I had a perfect paint brush for making the shadows. Perfect width and I would plop it down in the spot I wanted & then drag the shadow. But I also had the background color mixed & a brush handy to straighten the edges. The shadows were done last, after I had the entire painting done - and boy, did I worry that I would ruin it! But acrylics are forgiving. Make a mistake, let it dry, paint over it. I will admit that I sketched a great deal more for this painting than I usually do, but there were just too many lines to just freehand everything!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, I really like this one! Drama.

Rebecca said...

Great job with the benches and the shadows! I got a headache working on just the shadows. It is very tedious work, and you have great patience and did a great job with it!

Sally Evans said...

Wow, this is great! I wasn't sure how to tackle this months challenge! You did a great job (not the work type of job :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...