Friday, May 22, 2009

Big hair girl!

Lot's of hair this time. Since most of my favorite painters are very bold and brushy, I'm trying to be a bit braver with brushstrokes etc. I have a tendency to srub and try to blend things out rather than just putting down a stroke and leaving it alone. I was definitely keeping that in my head on this one.
This was done on a sheet of canvas stock that I was told was made for color copiers, it's an actual sheet of canvas not just some paper with an embossed weave pattern stamped into it....I like it!


Sam said...

Nice! I need to get more bold on my brush strokes.

Gary Keimig said...

You sure have a good grasp of the human figure. Your work shows that you have spent a lot of time working on the figure. An artist friend and I were discussing that very subject at the local coffee shop early this morning. His art centers on the figure and mine on lasndscape and wildlife. AJust because of the time we spend on each has its rewards in how we handle each.
Good work.

Michael Dooney said...

Yeah I guess it's all what you concentrate on. I really admire artists that can do everything well and to the same level. Scott Burdick is a good example and I really like Peggi Kroll's work because she handles everything with the same deceptive looseness.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. what was the reference for her ?!

She's really nice !!

bsleven said...

Beautiful paintings man. : )