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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shopping with the Wife

Hi, Haven't signed this yet, not quite sure I am finished. This is oil on a 9 X 12 stretched canvas. In the photograph I took the man and dogs were in the shade of a tree with dappled light, I worked with that for a while and then wiped it out. I had Susan Carlin take a look at the painting and she wondered where the shadows were. So I worked on it more and added back the shadow of the tree and some of the dappled light. Who knows, this painting stuff is hard. lol. Options for a title are, Shopping with the Wife, I'll wait here for you honey, Taking a Break??? Any other ideas. Have a good day



Professor J said...

I like this very much--the man and his dogs are so companionable. I'd go with "Taking a Break," myself.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Karen, I'm glad you stopped by and I am so glad you like this. I appreciate your input on the name, naming paintings is another challenge.

billspaintingmn said...

I like the color & composition.
He seems to be reading as the dogs
notice a person approaching. I sence they will soon be barking.
"A moments notice" or "the sound
of silence"
This is a fun piece, fresh strokes
and open to interpitation. It shows
your love for painting!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Bill, such nice words. I'm glad you like it and feel it tells a story. Glad you stopped by

Rosemary said...

Wow! What an ambitious undertaking and you aced it! A great narrative painting! Way to go, Barb! I like the title you chose!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Rosemary, Thank you, thank you. I so appreciate your comments. So nice to know it works.

Jack said...

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Susan Carlin said...

OMG, Barb! I'm embarrassed it's taken me this long to visit your blog again, but imagine my surprise when I scrolled down to see this totally reworked painting and with me blamed/credited for the shadow question. I'm stunned at what a difference you made in adding the dappled sunlight/shadow. This painting works on every level. LOVE the composition and the way the eye flows around through the painting, and the way I completely believe the lighting and the values you expertly used. Wow. Can you hear my thunderous applause?

Barbara Pask said...

Oh Susan, That means so much to me. You were so right about the lighting, the way it is now is the way it was in the photo. I had messed around with the brightly lit sidewalk and the dappled light early on and ended up doing away with it. I love great lighting in a painting and so appreciate your comment. It made me re-think what I had done in removing it and I'm so glad I put it back in.