Sunday, April 25, 2010

Walk This Way - Finished



I think I have finished "Walk This Way" unless someone sees something that is glaringly off.  I had hoped to get a better picture but it looks as if it is going to continue to rain this afternoon and the photo was taken inside. This photo is close except that the water has a bit more color. The photo was a challenge for me to paint and I am pleased that I was able to complete it.  You can click on the picture to see a larger version. The painting is 10x14 and painted on Fabriano SP 300lb paper. Photo is from Morguefile.

19 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Vicki, this is simply superb. It is so full of light and movement. It tells a story...leaving a lot to the imagination so that each viewer can relate to it. This is a winner!

Micah said...

Oh wow, it looks great Vicki! I really like how you go that brindled look!

r garriott said...

Hi Vicky, thanks for your kind comment this week! I really appreciated it.

This painting is so delightful! I love the composition and fresh poit of view. And the water is so Believable-- makes me want to wade right in!

Candy said...

The shadows and movement in the water, the color of the dog's fur and the rolled up jeans are terific. I love this painting!

Laure Ferlita said...

What fun! LOVE how it turned out!!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Christiane, Micah, R, & Candy. I really appreciate each of you taking the time to look and comment.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Laure! I should have refreshed the blog before posting.

Ruth said...

Vicki, see everyone LOVES this. It is just so fun to "wade" thru the scene and enjoy all the textures, colors, mechanics you used, and the story that is happening, etc.
It makes the viewer want to jump in barefooted and take the walk with them. Nothing like sand and warm salt water to soothe and caress. I love the sand color mixed with the shallow water. Makes all so believable. Also want to congratulate you on your choice of photo. That began your success! Ruth

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Ruth. You have such a nice way with words.

debwardart said...

GREAT!!!

Teresa Mallen said...

Looks fabulous - love the dog's fur!!!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Deb and Teresa! Thanks for stopping by.

Gary Keimig said...

really a nice painting. That water is perfect and looks wadable.
That give away that Susan won is sure a nice painting. She should really be tickled with it.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Gary!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Such wonderful contrasts Vicki and I love the tones you used in the sand and sea. Heart broken I did not get the amazing last month's give away!!!

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful painting! I love the way you captured the energy and movement!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Joan & Crystal. I appreciate the comments. Joan I am sorry that you didn't win this month but don't give up.

Paula Pertile said...

This turned out really nice Vicki! Love the jeans especially for some reason.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Paula. I really enjoyed painting the jeans.