Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THAT YELLOW DRESS

Wanted to show you this - I already posted on Facebook awhile back.  But I confess - I like it - probably because it was a struggle, but fun.   It's a store window in Gadsden Al, with outrageous dresses on display.  It was one of several I painted during the Gadsden Southeastern Plein Air event, and it's quite different from any recent painting I've done.    Visitors stopped on the street and seemed to want to know the process while I painted it.    Explaining an "artsy" thinking process to a non painter was a challenge, especially if you could see my messy preliminary underpainting.  So there I was - all sweaty all afternoon painting those luscious shiny fabrics wondering how nice it would feel to clean up and go to a party!

9x12 oil on linen panel $400, framed

4 comments:

  1. this is a great painting, Robin. The yellows really have a zing to them.

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  2. I love this painting, Robin, and can imagine the difficulties it posed--especially at a plein air event. Kudos for the lovely result. I have also enjoyed catching up on a few posts since the last time I visited you. I really appreciate the stories of creative "wrestling" that you tell. We all go through that!

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  3. Ahhh.... I loved this painting when I first saw it and I still love it :)

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