Saturday, February 11, 2006

SIMPLE 1 Picture Of A Picture

This ,a photo of a painting I nearly finished-then stuck behind
the piano a year. My neice Laney,[two now] will be very happy to receive,
on her 10th wedding anniversary,[i have to finish a foot] .I painted

this with
real acrylics
[been doing a lot
of digital lately]
and ,not canvas,
but, on hardboard
[not sure why]. I
took, I don't know,
maybe a dozen shots,
finally snapped one
with all her body parts
in tact.

31 comments:

isay said...

what a wonderful and priceless gift to receive. so lovely painting!

Aravis said...

This is beautiful, and your explanation very funny! *G*

Brandi said...

Just beautiful! There arent other words. Brandi

ValGalArt said...

So beautiful! she will b thrilled!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awwww.... I true gift when expression like this can shine through in a painting. Even incomplete to you it is a masterpiece. One day in art class -- on a day I payed attentiong -- the teacher stressed that true art should not be a photograph and that true art stops in interesting places. I find that unfinished foot interesting.

I am curious if others have difficulty regaining techinque after leaving a project for so long. I am never able to return to the canvas with the same approach that I left in.

Ginger*:)* said...

This is incredibly beautiful. She looks like a tiny angel!

Lou said...

This is very beautiful! Not only should she be happy, but also lucky to have an aunt like you!

Katili said...

Very beautiful. Simple and innocent, really an angel.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

some great paintings are the ones that are unfinished...

and let me count this among them. 8)

Anonymous said...

I also love unfinished images ... add my count!

trophiogrande said...

good luck with the foot, I have a painting that I've been working on for 10 years...some just work that way.

constanthing said...

This is very beautiful, she looks like a real angel.

Liz Jones said...

Wonderful! What an expression! Like the use oflight and dark, too...

Cait Y. said...

How well you captured her expression! And don't stress over that foot. Honestly, if you hadn't mentioned it, I never would have noticed . . .

MjM said...

That's beautiful!


MjM

The Tart said...

Oh my, so sweet and soft. Makes me want to hug all little folK!

Really nice.
Smooches,
The Tart

the heartful blogger said...

This is beautiful, I love the light in the picture, and the way you capture her facial expression.

steve said...

Great job--almost looks like oil paints!

The Unknown said...

Wow. Wonderful picture.
love

Catnapping said...

oh that face. to be enthralled with everything again.

Rachelle said...

Beautiful and simple image. Nice work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cute!!! Nice work.

(could you turn off the date stamp?)

Tony LaRocca said...

That's so CUUUUUUUTTTE I like the little wing (leaf?) over her shoulder

oziskin said...

Very soft and gentle...it does have that oil paint feel. Thanks for your comment also :)

Alexa Brett said...

Gorgeous work, Hardwax! Her expression is priceless...You really captured something!

...Kat said...

love it! the way she is looking up and so enthralled as babies are by anything catching their eye

Tulipland said...

Very beautiful !She is gonna be so happy .

kan said...

sweeter that chocolate!
adorable, digital is so great

come by to read the new story at miss pretty's

String said...

Very nice, has a feel of old paintings.

Tintagua said...

This is very beautiful! It does inded have a feel of Vermeer lighting, something like that. The expression on the baby's face is just adorable!

Rikki said...

you have great use of light and shade here! really beautiful :)