July 4, 2009

Rower 4



Acrylic on Canvas Panel

This one is sort of a combination of what I learned doing the more abstract version, yesterday, with some of the more details versions I did earlier. Again, hard to leave the face alone, but I'm getting more used to it.

I was at a gallery last night that had two different artists work on display. One painted every tiny detail in the faces of his subjects. Even on a huge painting, if there was a figure only a few inches tall, the face would have every eyelash in place. They guy must have tons of tiny brushes.

Across the hall was another artist who painted quite large as well, but his figures had very little detail at all, and the faces where completely blank.

5 comments:

maria said...

Nice take on the DSFDF subject. I like the colors, texture and face... I too have struggled with how much is enough in detail. Nice choices.

Angela Elledge said...

I like Rower 3 & 4 very much, great shadows and bold effortless strokes!

Claire said...

Very nicely done - it just shows that the details of the face are not necessary to make this successful.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I like your style.

dominique eichi said...

Great cropping and you did such a great job on all those studies for DSFDF