Saturday, August 1, 2009

Painting of a Girl in White Dress

"Girl in a White Dress"

6 x 6 inches, Oil on board
Available currently on Ebay.

I get too excited after finishing a painting that I want to take a photo of it right away. Dark areas shine so much. I should be re-reading R. Gariott's blog, who posts helpful photo tips on how to keep the shine out of the photos or photo-shopping it out.

I used the same limited palette colors which I used on the last two figuratives - don't want to waste the paints I've already squeezed onto my palette...I used Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Magenta, Cad Yellow Light and White.

I've shared some songs in the last few posts - today I wanted to share some interesting and fun blogs - if you get a chance to visit let them know you've come to their blogs through mine - it's always fun to see where our readers come from.

Nolly Posh - a fun blog from down under and here's another, A Curates Egg.

If you like to challenge yourself with your paintings, try The Virtual Paintout.

And a blog titled "He Who Laughs Last Didn't Get It" - is cool - check it out...I just love the name of the blog (is it just me who starts to laugh just when everyone else just about finished laughing and now only chuckling?)

You've got to check out the Texas Daily Painters Blog, mainly because I belong to the group, YAY! and because there are so many beautiful paintings posted constantly by the wonderful artists of....you guessed it, Texas!!

A feast for inspiration, Every Photo Tells a Story ; this blog will open doors to other blogs.

And if you care for animals or paint animals check out, Art for Shelter Animals. If you donate your artwork to charities, consider a Shelter or Animal Rescue group and then send in your animal paintings to be posted there.

Happy Blog Reading...


5 comments:

Laurie Pace said...

These are so full of emotion. Fabulous work Judy. You can shoot them outside in the shade on a Sunny day and usually not have shine.

Judy Mackey said...

Thanks Laurie - with our off and on rain - I was too impatient to wait for the sun LOL - Actually when I took this photo a few rains drops came down on it - luckily it's oil so no harm...

nollyposh said...

So kind of you Judy X:-)
...and you are impatient like me Tee! Hee! ~Love~ your work especially your seascapes ~Beautiful~

Art with Liz said...

I love this painting Judy. The brushstrokes and lovely paint! I have the same problem with the photographing - R's suggestion is to WAIT until it's dry (at least a little bit).

Cathyann said...

Nice strong figure, Judy. Came here from Joan S's site. Like the quote from sister Corita. I often sought her inspiration out when I was teaching. Great role model.