Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Racing Home



















Another finished piece from ages ago. Funny, I didn't do a refined sketch of this piece and tried painting it faster than usual... and I'm happier with how it turned out. Hmmm... note to self-- don't think, just do...

11 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors, specially of the rocks of dirt beside the road. This illustration is so free.. well just like you painted it.. fast and free and came out great! :o)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Alicia! I think I just didn't fret as much over this one. Maybe that's a better approach to take with all of them!

Eric Orchard said...

I love this one, it's so full of movement and emotion! It feels dangerous but exciting too. Really wonderful.

christine mercer-vernon said...

i absolutely love this piece. the linear strokes with the blues in the rocky landscape really adds a sense of motion to this. very very nice!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Eric and Christine! I really appreciate your comments.

Elizabeth said...

A wonderful feeling of speed here!
I'm always a little frightened of going fast on a horse - big chicken that I am!

Frank Dormer said...

I'm working faster now too. My best time is .05 seconds.

Oh, you meant the illustration!

hehe.

Sorry, couldn't help it. The first thing that came to mind with this piece: Degas.

Great!


Frank
frankwdormer.com

Frank Gardner said...

"Don't think, just do..." I'll have to write that one on a piece of paper in my studio to remind me.

This one looks great. He actually looks like he is going even faster than the sketch. Maybe the value distribution. Also, I did not notice the houses in the first one. Now that I go back and see it again, I do. That little bit really adds to the piece.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! I know what you mean-- I used to be more of a daredevil on a horse, but now I think about how much it would hurt if I fell!

Frank D.-- Ha! Wow-- that's some record... will have to strive for that. Thanks for your nice comment! :-)

Thanks, Frank-- I've actually been thinking a lot more about values when I start to paint, and how they relate to the colors. (Your posts have been quite helpful with that!)

Kate said...

Wow, very cool! There is such a spontaneity and "movement" in this illustration! Sometimes it really is better to work faster and not labor over a piece. I am learning this myself.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Kate! Believe me, I have to keep re-learning that lesson, too. Glad to see you're doing the challenge! I'll start Monday... :-)