Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Whispers at the Bar - original oil figurative painting

It seems like months since I've posted.  I've been away, then much wonderful company for the week of spring break.  So now I'm back with another result of my spying at the bar.  This is about 9 x 9" on gessoed panel.  Although I didn't post for awhile, I was actually doing art - just not sharing, I guess.  This painting was originally 9 x 12", but I didn't like part of it, so just sawed it off.  I've done things like that before.  One time I was in an art show where I had originally planned to submit a complete figure, but I decided I only really liked the top part of the figure, so I just tore everything off from the arms down.  It worked - looked lots better than if I had included everything.  Plus, much cheaper to frame! This one, you can probably tell, I did in a hurry.  And meant to, so I couldn't kill it with my overworking thing.  I just sort have to force myself to let it go.  Sigh.  Art is hard sometimes.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

8 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Working fresh keeps it fresh. That is a hallmark of your style. You make me laugh with "spying at the bar." So glad to see your post!

Jeff Oxley said...

You worked it out. It isn't easy to make a technically good painting and keep it sexy at once.

myra anderson said...

love your art - and agree with your commentary!!!!

hmuxo said...

This is an outstanding painting Connie,,, Love it!

Connie said...

Thank you Hilda - I'm very flattered that you like it!

Connie said...

Hey Myra - thank you for stopping by!

Connie said...

Thank you Elizabeth - I appreciate your comment very much!

Connie said...

Hi Jeff - I always appreciate your comments - they're very helpful!