Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Up The Staircase - SOLD

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas board
Original Painting Sold
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This was done for the Monthly Painting Challenge. I became fascinated by the lines in this photo, particularly on the stairs and the railing. I also saw the light & shadows as they bounced off the wall and the stairs.

I chose to do a more monochromatic color scheme, with various values of brown and yellow ochre. I liked the warmth it added to the image - and felt it made it 'inviting' to go up the stairs. I think I would like to do another version of this same image, only in a cool monochromatic color scheme - sort of a blue tint to the grays. I think it would make the stairs less inviting, and I may just do this second version for a comparison.

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas

8 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Very nice! Very abstract!

jbkrost said...

I like where this is going...
nice work

Virginia Floyd said...

Very nice job on turning those stairs, Nancie. This view is very intriguing...wonder what's up there.

Irina said...

Great work of art. Usually I am confused with the photos in this challenge, the composition makes me nervous. Now I see how brilliant the artist can turn the photo into painting.
Happy Holidays to you!

Kim said...

VERY fresh. I love it!

L Young said...

Nancie, I love the fresh look of this and your palette is great!
Best wishes to you,
Linda

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

I like the way you transformed a cumbersome photo into a wonderful abstract artwork. I like your palette also. Very nice, Nancy!

BTW, have you submitted this as I haven't seen it on the Monthly Challenge blog.

Nancie Johnson said...

Thank you all. I appreciate your kind words, and I also wonder what is up there!

Jean - I did submit this to the blog at the same time that I posted this. Last month, my submission on that particular blog didn't show up until the last day of the month. Must be the holiday season! Thanks for the reminder though.

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