Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finished Painting



I wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull this one off this morning. I had a drastic change of thought regarding the composition. I wasn't happy with the man in the painting. It just felt too cluttered having him there. It also meant that that lovely shaft of smoky light falling onto the chair and surrounding area was partly hidden so I decided to remove him. I'm much happier with the overall effect now and VERY glad that my experiment is finished.

I've made a couple of close ups so you can see the effect created more easily. Firstly the smoky upper section of the painting where I used mostly blues to help accentuate that feeling of height and distance.



secondly the woman crouching by the fire, enjoying its warmth while quietly waiting for the men to return.


I haven't a clue what to call this one. Any ideas?

Ona

8 comments:

  1. I am beyond words Ona. It is exquisite on every level.

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  2. Great atmosphere, brilliant finish, Ona!

    How about the title "Solitude" as she looks deep in thought, IMO ;)

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  3. What I'm feeling is awe. What a beautiful and captivating painting Ona. Perfect finish. I'm stuck for words on the atmosphere. It is very beautiful. I'm very grateful that you posted the WIP. I'm used to glazing over dry paint and paper. But seeing how you've achieved the soft ethereal effect by glazing on damp paper just opened my eyes to its potential. Thank you very much for this.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, Ona. Fascinating to see your WIP as well.

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  5. Lovely finish. Was the face in the skins on the floor intentional?

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  6. Thank you to everyone that suggested name whether it was here on the blog, on facebook or by e mail. I have decided to call it 'Primal Warmth'

    Ona

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