Monday, February 2, 2009

San Francisco Victorian - DSFDF

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5"x 7" oil on Ampersand Gessoboard.

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This is another challenge from Karin Jurick's blog "Different Strokes From Different Folks ". Check out all the different interpretations of this subject painted by manyartists from around the world. The photo reference provided by Karin ( a wonderful is and well known artist ) given on her blog for anyone to paint. Come join the fun.

17 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Marilyn, You did a great job on this. It was not an easy assignment, I passed it up this time.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks so much, Carol. I almost skipped it myself. I wasn't in the mood for architecture, but gave in. Instead I made the assignment about color for me. I wonder what she'll have us do next?

CONRAD said...

I’m glad you did not skip this assignment; I look forward to seeing your work. Great job!!

Carol Horzempa said...

This is and excellent painting! I love how you handled the windows which can be a real pain. Your brushwork is fresh and colors are beautiful!

Jennifer Young said...

I think you've done well with what looks like a pretty challenging photo. Not only a challenge because of the architecture, but because the subject in the photo is in pretty low, flat light with little contrast. I like that you have played up the soft colors. It almost has the look of a pastel.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Marilyn. I love what you did with the windows - especially adding an oval one - very nice touch! Beautiful sky as well.

rick nilson said...

I say that you really like oval windows. It's such a bold look to paint it off center of the dormer like that. I didn't even notice! I would bet the architect would be pleased. For goodness sake.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Nicely done Marilyn!

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments, except for Rick's of course. He can't help it.lol

Everyone did an outstanding job on this one. Jennifer is right about the photo being a bit flat in contrast. But that is what we are learning about working from a photo- learning to enhance it in our individual ways and to bring out what we want to say or cause the viewer to feel.
We are all so unique and when our work is shown all together, we begin to see everyone's individual styles and even our own.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Excellent painting i am happy that you did not skip this.
Beautiful painting.

Sheila said...

Okay... I'm still scratching my head about how you were able to keep everything in perspective AND place all that wonderful detail in such a small format. You're amazing.

Pete said...

Marilyn, I can't believe that's only 5x7! I'm used to painting small sizes but that's nuts! Great work.

christine said...

Marilyn, I love the soft, velvety vibe of this painting. The colors and the brush work blend together so beautifully!

Erika Nelson said...

Ok, this is my favorite. You had me with the oval window lol You nailed the colors, it's excellent!

dominique eichi said...

what a beautiful rendition for DSFDF. Love the oval window it fit's perfectly in this piece.

Edward Burton said...

Hi Marilyn, I am giving you an Art Blog Award. Just cut and paste from mine. You really deserve it. If you choose to, list 7 things you love and then list 7 fellow bloggers. Then notify the 7 that they have received awards.

Marilyn M. King said...

Edward, thanks for the award! I'm honored that you have selected me as one of your artists to recognize. Your support is so welcomed!