Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just Amazing II, 6x6 Inches, Oil

This is a 3rd go at my favorite subject: the sunset across the river from my house.  I think this time I like the brushwork the best.  When you do a subject a number of times, it's very freeing, and eventually the essence of the subject comes out.  There's a confidence from knowing you're not re-inventing the wheel, and you can concentrate on what interested you about the scene in the first place.

And, for those of you who are not (yet) my 'friends' on Facebook, this is my (she says) oft neglected oldest kitty (8 yrs), Isabelle, in one of her favorite poses:

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13 comments:

  1. The colors are fantastic and the brush work so well executed. Great job!!

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  2. Beautiful energetic brush strokes and vibrant color. what a great place to live!
    Cute kitty!

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  3. This is so fresh and spontaneous,as the sunset is fleeting! You got it!

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  4. Kelley, Your sunsets are so breathtaking~ I feel like I am experiencing them! Would you ever consider giving a class on painting sunsets? xo

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  5. Lovely colors kelley! Did u post your first two tries? Would love to see the progression. Isabella is beautiful!! We have an Ella Bella kitty.

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  6. The atmosphere you've captured here is just beautiful -- really nice, Kelley!

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  7. I love this painting, so dramatic, and so beautiful! The photo of Isabelle almost matches the painting, great combo!

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  8. The intensity of the sky is stunning with rich jewel tones... Blogger was not behaving this morning and I could only just now get it to enlarge with a click... fabulous broad brush strokes!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. can i move in? beautiful, atmospheric, dramatic, lush, it's just beautiful kelley.

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  10. Kelley,
    I adore your sunsets! This is spectacular and you did a wonderful job. Beautiful colors and your brushwork is fabulous.
    Isabelle wants to know why she has not been painted yet? Love that picture:)

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  11. I like this series very much.
    Manel.

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  12. Beautiful sunset series! You have inspired me to try and tackle them again when I get back to the beach!

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  13. Hey these haven't been comin up in my facebook feed. I wonder why? I love the strokes in this one! Beautiful!

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