Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Wow! Cool!" --- Sold

Click Here to Bid

I felt whimsical. Somehow I want to paint figurative today. As a matter of fact, figurative painting and portraits are my true love in art. However to be successful, they take much longer time. To my crazy life style, figurative is not very practical. Still life is for sure a shortcut. I can put aside issues like anatomy, perspective, proportion, and logistics like hiring models. I would be able to very quickly reach to the artistic part of painting: like value, color, edges and composition. Anyway, I came out of my systematic life today. I did this painting from a photo I took a while ago in a camping trip. This little boy was about two years old. He was so cute. He was so curious about a digital camera. Maybe he will be another engineer… Well, I think it would be better he will be a photographer.

22 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Really love this figurative approach for you - I can see it is your true art love. Your still life works are pretty amazing too! :)

Roxanne Steed said...

ahh- you've captured this moment so well - the wonderful & natural curiosity of children! Love this! (and yes - it's true- your still life works are indeed amazing!).

Marilyn R Miller said...

The painting of the child is wonderful! I love seeing two year old minds at work! Your painting shows that wonder.

I also loved what Carol Marine said today about your painting! I agree with her and really enjoy seeing your work day to day. Thank you!
Marilyn Miller

Shraddha said...

This is one of the most beautiful portraits I have seen of a child..his innocence and curiosity is captured so well..I really love your style a lot..you should paint more of these once in a while!

SarahBowie said...

Wonderful! Your style is so beautifully suited to portraits. This one has such an original look. I hope you can find time for more.

susan hong-sammons said...

you really caught a toddler in this. The form and lighting all work well to capture a young child. Love getting your daily painting(s.)

Helen H Trachy said...

The first thing i saw was the spot of light on the boy's head and then...the camera. Magical. This painting is one of your nicest yet. Bravo!!! :)

Becky Drees said...

This is beautiful, REALLY beautiful!

Heidi Malott said...

Love your work! Stunning.

Connie said...

Truly wonderful..lovely lights and darks on the face.

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Love this piece very much - an exceptional, fresh work. I personally think Leffel and Schmid have triggered the leap Carol speaks of...

Martyn Chamberlin said...

I'm finding figurative work to be the most time-consuming, intensive, difficult, and rewarding. You captured a unique moment here, and done a great job. I love this!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Nice conversion from a photo. Still so fresh and non fussy.

Lisa Daria said...

WOW - I is there anything you can't paint?! LOVE your range.

shazartist said...

You captured a wonderful moment in time. I loved the inquisitiveness!

LĂșcia said...

Ohh, This painting is so beautiful and lovely...It's perfect!

Blake said...

This piece is incredibly charming and beautiful. If I could afford to I would bid fiercely on it until it was mine.

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! You should get back to your love of portraits!

Sandra Galda said...

very poetic...lovely painting!

joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

http://forlots.blogspot.com/

Theresa Bayer said...

Dude! Follow your bliss! From what this painting shows, it's well worth following.

Stephanie Berry said...

Delightful--please do more figures--this is great.