Monday, February 22, 2010

Male wolf Study

Your teacher's words will sometimes echo in your head as you are scratching out something in paint onto a surface. "Painting is simply spots of colors placed in the correct places". I believe every one of my instructors have said that in one way or another.

Oil on 5 x 7 gessoed hardboard

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Aah wooooooo... I wish I could paint so fine with a minimal of strokes. This is howlin' good.

ArtSparker said...

I'm always startled by breath of life in your small works.

HMCraig said...

I like your ability to do so much with few strokes. Texture and form are wonderful.

-Don said...

Hmmmm.... never heard that one before... (he says while trying hard not to break into a grin...)

Cool color palette... both literally and figuratively. Nice job.

-Don

Art with Liz said...

This has so much life in it!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful lone wolf! I love those perfect spots of color and that intensity in his gaze.

Jasmine said...

The totem medicine of wolf is 'teacher'. Lovely work xJ

Dean H. said...

Wonderful, Celeste! I like how the edges seem to vibrate with life in this one!

And placing spots of color next to one another is a very good message to remember while painting...puts it all in perspective.

IronBear said...

Very nice. I saw a Coyote up on a small hill right off the highway here is Florida yesterday. The setting Sun gave an interesting effect. I thought it was a small Wolf at first. Wish I had a camera. It would have made a great painting.

hwfarber said...

You certainly know how to place those spots.

rob ijbema said...

yes and leaving them strokes well alone!
that is a handsome fellow celeste...

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Don Coker said...

Very nice, Celeste!

Mary Jane said...

That is such a helpful explanation! Those words make it all sound so easy.