Sunday, September 1, 2013

Girl Talk

6 x 6 oil on panel

This is my first submission to the 30 in 30 challenge. My theme this month will be paintings from images I took on my vacation in northern Wisconsin. I saw these two ladies while on a boat ride on Lost Land Lake. They were sitting on a bench on a dock enjoying a serious conversation. I loved how the sun was shining on them and the water. 

15 comments:

  1. Love it, Cathy, especially the highlights and how you did the water. I like your title, too!

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    1. Hi Meredith! Thank you! I had some fun with this one.

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  2. Great body language and lighting! Wouldn't it be fun to see yourself as a subject in somebody's posting?

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    1. That would be kind of funny, though I doubt anyone will recognize themselves in my paintings. I tried to keep them simplified.

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  3. I agree with Terri. You really captured great body language in this one, Cathy. Love the title also!

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  4. Cathy, Your composition and storytelling are excellent in this painting!

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  5. I was just listening to the ARA podcast from this week. They were discussing the difference between having people in the picture or pasted onto the picture. I thought this demonstrated so well how to incorporate the figures with their surroundings.

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  6. I can see that I'm going to learn from you about figures! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm excited to see all about your trip!

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  7. Hi, Cathy!

    Oh my, so many wonderful details telling a big story in such a little piece--Bravo! I look forward to seeing more of your work over the next month.

    A new friend,
    ~Fannie

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  8. great painting! Not only are the figure well painted, but I can tell that could be myself and a friend sitting there sharing our stories..

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  9. I love this painting. It really tells a story better than a pic. good luck in the 30 n 30.

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  10. Wonderful painting, Cathy. Love the light!!!

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  11. Thank you everyone, for your comments! Wouldn't you like to be one of these ladies on this bench, enjoying a good conversation in a beautiful spot right now?

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  12. Love the painting Cathy. As I was scrolling through the first days postings I picked yours and several other paintsters out before AI looked at the names.

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  13. My first reaction was "I can hear them talking!" You know how the water changes the sound. Now as I read through all the comments, I see we can all hear it. Nothing better to me than when an artist invites you into the painting. WOW.

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