Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Projects


New projects- Worked up a couple of quick 5"x7" sketches of Josh.  Josh is part of a cool little musical group from North West Christian University that visited our church a while back.  A superb violinist, I could listen to his playing all day.  There is just something about the sound of a violin!  Josh was kind enough to meet with me and play while I took a series of photos under a variety of  lighting conditions.



I would have liked to have had him pose live, but with busy schedules, photos will have to do for now.  I can't decide which version to paint first - should be a lot of fun!

I talked about my grand-daughter Maycie in my last entry.  Here is the finished painting of her.  The color sketch that I showed earlier really helped to keep me on track as this was a challenging piece for me.

 Maycie        oil 8"x10"


23 comments:

  1. Very nice work!
    Great gestures on the violinist!
    Wonderful that you and your Dad have this common interest.

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  2. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alisha

    http://sketchingdrawing.com

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  3. Jill - Thank you! I really enjoy your work as well! Yes- it is nice to have Dad to "talk art" with, so that I don't drive the rest of my family nuts!

    Marion - Thank you for your kind words- that is very nice of you. I will try to post a little more often. Surprising how quickly the weeks fly by!

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  4. Very good Dennis , there is many intensity in the gesture, reports.
    To have tension.

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  5. Thank you Vicente! I hope to keep the final pieces "loose". I will post them as soon as I finish.

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  6. Hi Dennis, I found you through Katharine Cartwright's blog. Maycie's expression is superbly done, plus priceless! I look forward to seeing what you do with Josh and his violin; most compelling!

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  7. just great work..you should be proud of all three of these paintings.

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  8. Thank you Peggy and Celeste! Very kind of you!
    I'm heading out to paint in just a few - we'll see what happens!!

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  9. Really nice blog you have going here. Love your paintings and what a blessing to be able to share with your father-doing art

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  10. Thank you very much Gary! Happy painting to you!

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  11. Hi Dennis D., Just found your blog, thanks to Robin Cheers. I'm a follower now but it's better to subscribe and get your posts in my email. Easier that way. Why don't you put a subscribe button on your blog?
    Love your work!

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  12. Hi Sue! Thanks for the good idea! I think I will add a subscribe/email button - would make it easier. Thanks for following along, it's nice to meet another fellow painter!

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  13. Thanks Dominic! -Your work is fantastic!

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  14. Dennis, the Maycie painting is great. Love the subtle color variation!

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  15. Thanks Sven! The subtle colors I found to be quite challenging.

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  16. Dennis, the painting of your granddaughter is wonderful. Great job w/ the skin tones. Hope you do many of her in the future.

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  17. Thanks Pam! The painting of Maycie is from last July, she changes so fast (and gets even cuter by the day I might add)I will need to do another soon. - Happy painting!

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  18. Hi Dennis,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to "meet" new people. What a touching tribute to your Dad (on your first entry). That's a great way to go out painting. The violinist paintings are terrific. Natural, a beautiful flowing sense of gesture, subtle..all around great.

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  19. Thank you Kim,
    Nice to "meet" you too. Thanks for checking in!
    I will definitely be stopping by often - your color harmony is terrific!

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  20. I really enjoy seeing other Oregonian's (even transplants) making it in the art field. I really like your airbrush work but can see that you come alive in your oil work. The gestures and life you captured here in these pieces is amazing. I'll be keeping an eye out for more work.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by "Top Hat" nice to meet you! I will try to dig up some airbrush work and post it for you soon. Happy painting to you!

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