Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Feather Dancer"

8"x 10"
acrylic on hardboard
 I was so proud of myself after I completed this painting.  I was able to recreate the left hand hitting light just right, making that entire area glow.  I had seen so many painters get it right with little or no effort, but I had never been bold or skilled enough to paint what I was seeing instead of what I thought I was seeing. When I finished I left the painting out so I could admire it every time I passed it on the table.  A few days later my brother stopped by and began admiring several paintings I also had out in various stages of completion.  He even commented on how nice my work was, then he holds one up and says, "When are you gonna finish this one?" I looked up to see him holding this painting. 
"That one is already finished," I replied. 
He goes on to say, "Your NOT going to paint the hand?"
"What, that's the best part!" I explain to him.
"I don't get it....your really not going to paint the hand in?" He finished a little bewildered.  
As you can see I still didn't paint the hand in.  I guess I'll let the comments page decide if I made the right decision.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Nope, you're spot on. I LOVE when somehow paints come together to recreate the very real visual sensation of glare or reflection of bright light. You got it--I think it looks amazing.