Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ardent - Palette Knife Oil Painting

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board
$90.00 - Available

I've been painting angels and angels and angels it seems and this one was going to be a study for another "couple angel".  I had it sketched with my brown pencil but I didn't quite like sat around in my stack of 6 x 6 boards waiting it's fate.  

So this afternoon as I was looking for another board to tone to get ready for more painting I grabbed this board and was going to wipe the pencil sketch off with some turpentine when I realized that the posture of the two was rather nice.   I outlined it with some brown paint and then the next bit was to put down red for the dress - suddenly it came alive.  I didn't want to mess with it and lose that "feeling"....because it was when I painted the red the word "Ardent" popped in my head.

This painting came together so quickly and I'm really pleased with it...I hope you will feel the same way too.


Manon Doyle said...

I think I need to come down there and take a class from you!! Love, Love this piece!!! xo

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love this piece.Great job.

Judy Mackey said...

Manon - you're a sweetheart! How about this - I take a class from you on how to do lovely lady faces?? As you can see I don't do faces ;)



Judy Mackey said...

Irit - thank you for visiting my blog! Appreciate your comment! happy painting! J

dianne said...

Your paintings are always beautiful Judy, this one especially.

xoxoxo ♡

Judy Mackey said...

Thank you Diane - your flower photos are great - you're in Summer - have a wonderful day! J