Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ardent - Palette Knife Oil Painting

"Ardent"
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 it....it 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.


6 comments:

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 ;)

Cheers!

J

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