Sunday, February 13, 2011

Embracing Winter


I gave up on being in denial about winter, so I went to a local skating rink or rather a skating trail that follows a path through woods. It was really beautiful. This young woman looked like she was born to it.
My pal Kathy Cousart introduced me to the art and teaching of Peggi Kroll Roberts, whose DVD's I have been watching. She believes that all artists can speak with their own voice if they learn and practice the fundamentals, starting with drawing skills. I was influenced by her mantra to mass in the large shapes, pay attention to the direction of the light, put the darks in first and then the rest of the values, and simplify. The fun and the joy of this art adventure is the learning and discovering of what your voice is.
 5x7" Oil on gessoboard
$70 + s&h

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting, or if you would like to commission a pet portrait.

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous painting! And one that shows some of the fun to be had in winter. Oh to look like this woman!

Linda K. Nickles said...

Cathy, this is a lovely painting. I like the new PKR dvds, but your work was already great! Stay warm.

GoLightly said...

I refuse to embrace winter:)

Beautiful painting, tho'.

Kathy Cousart said...

Cathy,
I love this one. There is a confidence that you captured about her. Just lovely. You are too sweet to give me a shout out just for telling you about the PKR dvd's. Oh my gosh, they are amazing- so glad you like them.
You are so talented and your work is lovely! I miss you and hope to paint with you soon.

Susan Roux said...

I like the feeling you captured.

photo to painting said...

What a beautiful scene you captured.
Sounds & looks the ideal place to go to work.Nice painting!!


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