Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Bait Diggers

This studio painting is one I intended to pair with New Friends. It also is oil on stretched cotton 18x24. I entered both for the annual juried Indianapolis Art Center Student Show 2009.

The jury accepted this one but not the other. I was formally notified that this painting won an award, but will not know what until Friday evening December 4.

I was honestly disappointed that both paintings were not accepted, as I believe they compliment one another. I guess this was not apparent to the judges.

New Friends

That cold winter studio session arrived and this is one of the results. As you can see from my last post showing Be My Friend, got a change of background before becoming the final product New Friends, oil on stretched cotton 18x24.

As I developed the painting, from the study, I felt that it needed more atmosphere than the neutral tidal pebble sand that was actually present when I took my digital pictures. Not sure it worked, but I enjoyed the process. I hope viewers agree