Friday

"Ro."


5x7 oil on panel



Ro. is my latest submission to DSFDF and I have LOTS to say about this painting. :)
Beach/Figurative = my favorite. 


People are HARD to paint.  HARD I tell 'ya. One wrong move and people will think you are trying to be Picasso...
Paintings look better in personThe colors are much softer and richer in real life. As hard as I tried, this photograph does not do this painting justice... In my opinion, canvas photographs better than panel.
I also had the hardest time naming this painting... So, yo. It's Ro.

She is actually rowing in Lake Michigan, but she could just as easily be a lifeguard here in Delray Beach in her red "Baywatch" bathing suit and her little "I'm watching you" rowboat.
The colors for this piece were inspired by my WIP still life of a bag of chips. (see below) I LOVE THIS COLOR COMBO:  Grey green, naples yellow, cadmium yellow, red and violet. (For Ro. I also used a little cerulean blue).  And of course I add salt and payne's gray pepper to every painting. 


Great job to everyone who submitted artwork for this challenge. You are a very talented bunch and I am honored to be associated with you all.


7 comments:

DEB said...

Great job Tracie...I love how you brightened the colors on the photo.

dominique eichi said...

great entry for DSFDF. I love your highlight in the water. "the blue piece" is fabulous

hoopermaxie said...

very good piece i love the way you used the shadows

hoopermaxie said...

great piece

Tracie Brown said...

Thanks. :)

Diana Marshall said...

I know what you mean about a photo doesn't do justice to a painting, however hard you try. You got the shape of the boat perfectly not as easy as it looks, and the pose of the figure too, good job. Will you try your hand at the next DSFDF challenge?

Tracie Brown said...

absolutely. :)