Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm saying this one is finished.



Yesterday afternoon I worked on my painting in my art class. This morning I tweaked it a little, but I think it's done.    This is my attempt to paint sort of like David  Leffel.  It's not a copy, but my interpretation, as Lorraine called it.  There's a lot more of me in this than there is of him!

I'm happy with it, though.    My little camera doesn't show the richness of the paint colors, but you can get some idea of it.  I hope some of the looseness carries over into my paintings.

I think next I'm going to paint a snowman.  I've been enjoying everyone's Christmas paintings.  Since it never snows here, I'll have to use artistic license!

Click on the painting to view larger.

12" x 16" oil on canvas

31 comments:

  1. Virginia,
    Very beautifully done. I can see the rich colors especially in the vase. Great interpretation and you should be happy with it.

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  2. I'd be happy to send you some Maine snow! And nice painting!

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  3. This is a stunning painting. The composition is really nice.

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  4. Ma chère Virginia, votre composition est parfaitement bien équilibrée. Vos fruits me font succomber... Ils sont parfaits. Les tonalités de votre drapé et de votre vase sont magnanimes.
    Bravo!
    Je vous envie un peu! Moi qui n'aime pas la neige, je serais heureuse chez vous!
    Bisous

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  5. Thank you Kathy! And thanks for the offer, Kevin, but I think I'm happy with the sunshine!

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  6. Many thanks, Linda. And Martine-Alison, your comments are very generous. I'd love to share our sunshine with you! Just don't come in August!

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  7. Gaye, thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  8. I should say it's finished!! Great work!!

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  9. Ah Virginia, we're both delving into chiaroscuro! Very nice piece. Love the pot and how the dark background makes everything pop. Well done! Thanks for the visit!

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  10. Virginia, this wonderful painting caught my eye on the screen, it's absolutely perfect, you've done a lot of progress, in your work, even if it was good at the beginning!

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  11. Really nice! And not precious or OCD at all!

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  12. Virginia, this is just too beautiful. I think you have found more of your voice with this one! I am in love with the colors and your brushstrokes. :) Can't wait for the snowman.

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  13. I like how you upped the complexity with your subject matter, Virginia!! Those grapes look good enough to pick and eat!

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  14. Great job Virginia. The colors in the cloth are very nice and The pears are terrific. I can definitely see your progress on loosening up. I think a snowman might be a fun release.

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  15. Virginia, This is beautiful!!!! You've really done a wonderful job. You brush strokes are so pretty. The vase, looks terrific and I love the pop of green your pears give and the grapes wonderful. Can't wait to see your snowman:)

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  16. Hi Virginia...I have just discovered you blog through Crystals. I love your work but this one in particular has a wonderful glow to it.. The colours in the vase are stunning....

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  17. Very lovely painting, Virginia. Love the large pot especially... No, I'm not posting at 3 in the morning.. ha ! I don't know why it's showing that time... I was trying to schedule the post at 7 am, but it never seems to want to work, so I just post the 'saved' copy when I DO get up (which is kinda early, sometimes)..
    Your paintings are getting stronger... good job !

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  18. votre composition est magnifique, les reflets de votre vase sont superbes, c'est très réussi !
    j'aime beaucoup
    cath

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  19. Beautiful! You NAILED that vase!

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  20. Beautiful painting Virginia, great color choices and composition.

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  21. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)

    ~Ron

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  22. Thanks for your ever kind and thoughtful comment Virgina! Have a wonderful holiday season and happy painting in 2011!

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  23. I love that vase! Just beautifully done!

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  24. You've come a long way, baby! Am looking forward to tackling larger canvases together in 2011! Aiyee yai yai! All the best!

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  25. Très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année à vous Virginia, joie et bonheur !
    cath

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  26. Lovely colors and brushstrokes, especially on the vase.

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  27. we've got some snow here, Virginia ;)
    good job with this painting!

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  28. wow!beautiful painting I love the broad and bright brushstrokes Virginia,
    Have a wonderful new year.

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