Companion of Diana, 9040, painting of marble sculpture


I now know that I have no interest in painting marble sculptures. This was the challenge painting for the blog, Different Strokes from Different Folks. Karin Jurick, manager of the blog, was in a truly diabolical mode when she presented the group with this photo to work from.

While is was a good exercise in painting the anatomy of the sculpture, I hated portraying the marble and being confined to shades of black, white, gray, with a touch of prussian blue and raw sienna. I struggle with painting fabric, especially when it's made from marble! For purchase information on this painting, click here for my website.
SOLD

17 comments:

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on this Carol, considering that this is not something on your to paint list. The true genius of DSFDF I think, is stretch, and then stretch some more.

Jane Hunt said...

You did manage to capture the feel of the marble well. Love your choice of background color too!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Funny comments, nice painting Carol! I would agree that Karin does not want to make it too easy for us, which ultimately makes it so great, she makes us stretch.

Sheila said...

Wow Carol! is there nothing you can't do? It's just things left that you don't want to do isn't it?

I love how you painted the background in such warm colors to emphasize the cool marble.
Bravo!

Cheryl said...

You did a good job considering you didn't like the subject! I'm chuckling here... diabolical? lol

Deborah Ross said...

I hear you! I've been waiting to jump back in to DSFDF but when I saw that photo, I said ' hell, no!'. So you are alot braver than I, and a harder worker, too. Nice job, though, Carol.

Mel said...

It seems it was at the very least a good exercise because this is quite lovely, I really like it! It's far more colorful than some of the other versions I've seen from this photo.

Gwen Bell said...

You did a wonderful job, Carol! The lights and darks are great and I love the color you added to the background.

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, everyone, for the encouraging comments. This painting sold in a few hours, so maybe I'll have to rethink my vow of not painting any more statues. LOL

Barb Hillier said...

I love your choice of background colors and the fabric turned out beautifully. I'm a huge fan of abstracts - love your work.

dominique eichi said...

what a great piece you did for DSFDF even though you said you did not enjoy it. The whole thing is just wonderful and I love that background.

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Carol. Congratulations on the sale of it!

Carol Horzempa said...

Carol - I'm glad you are rethinking your vow of not painting statues...and you sold your it in a few hours! Bravo!!

Mark Bridges said...

It was a brain tweaker of a challenge. You got the dogs form just right.

maria said...

I like the bold colors and brushwork. You also captured a warm relationship between Dianna and the dog.

L.Holm said...

I love this version. Beautiful colors--you gave it your own stamp!

Glenda Mosher said...

This really is lovely! I had to laugh at your description of Karin's mood when choosing the subject matter. I definitely found this a difficult challenge. Thanks for sharing your great work for the challenge.