Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snow Man



Snow Man
oil on gilt cardboard, 8 x 6 inches, 2010

Maybe I will start a new blog category: speed painting. The way I am using this term, it is a subset of alla prima painting and consists of getting the image onto the canvas in the fewest strokes possible. We are talking half an hour or less! Speed painting was necessitated in this case by the pain of painting while looking into the white glare of snow...excruciating. I wore a hat to cut the glare but even so...ouch.



My youngest son took this picture of me as I was crouched on the landing painting (I think he was very pleased that I was painting his snowman!) Very circular..taking a photograph of someone painting a sculpture created by the person taking the picture. Am I dizzy!

7 comments:

Devika said...

Very nice, the texture makes it lively...and nice to see you, Nancy :)

wishes,
devika

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Kind of a dim shot...but summed it up. My son is quite a decent photographer!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Love the concept of speed painting, too! :o)

Mindful Drawing said...

Beautiful. You see your speed and professionalism.
Makes me want to go back to oil paint again.
Paula

Mindful Drawing said...

Beautiful. You see your speed and professionalism.
Makes me want to go back to oil paint again.
Paula

Vicky Knowles said...

This is a beautiful painting!

Pascal Kirchmair said...

The snowman is very nice, perfect for this time of the year!