Monday, December 1, 2008

Morning Light

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8"x 10" Oil on canvas.

$100

I once again accepted the weekly challenge on Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes from Different Folks" blog.

The photo that was offered appealed to me because I'm drawn to back lit images, especially natural light. The challenge to capture reflections also rocks my world so this image was a pleasure to paint. You can see the original photo on Karin's site and view many artist's interpretations of the same image.

My approach to this painting was a bit of a departure for me. I wanted to keep it loose and impressionist. I didn't want to "copy" the photo, but capture the morning light and the contrast between the outdoor space and the intimacy of the indoor setting.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. Happy December!

12 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow!!! Marilyn this one is just beautiful!!!!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Yes it is I agree with Debbie.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks, Debbie and Irit for your thumbs up! Irit, your painting is one of the nicest, great job!

Rick Nilson said...

Yes. You were right about what Irit said about what Debbie said and give everybody a thumbs up! Buddha or no.

dominique eichi said...

beautiful backlight and your colors are great and vibrant . There is a pleasure in it that most don't have.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks Rick, I think?

Thanks Dominique. Your comment about "pleasure" found in my painting is the nicest thing you could have said! I've been trying hard to bring emotion and feeling into my work lately. It's good to know that it shows!

Karen Hargett said...

Excellent in every aspect!

Marilyn M. King said...

Karen H.,
Thanks for your encouraging words. Your work is excellent as well. I especially love your Christmas card. The lamb is adorable and gives such an appropriate image of our child- like dependence on our Heavenly Father. I'll pray for your friend.

n. rhodes harper said...

Marilyn, your buddah is beautiful!

Keith said...

Lovely, intense sense of light Marilyn.

Marilyn M. King said...

Nancy and Keith, thanks for your kind words which are very encouraging.

Jennifer Young said...

Brava, Marilyn! This piece just glows.