Thursday, August 13, 2009

Reflected


6" x 6"
Oil on Board
I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with this picture, but I think it "works". In my first attempt, I tried to paint the bike in a more detailed manner, trying to paint the color and details I saw. I wiped that one. I realized that the only thing that makes the bicycle discernible is the reflected light shape in the bicycle tires and around the bicycle. It is all "suggested shapes".

7 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Hi Catherine! I think the reflections are very nice and work very well! This is a cheerful bike painting even tho it's probably raining in the hammer! Yes! Please email me a photo of your coffee dog! myraanderson@mail.com
Also your favorite coffee and tidbits if you like. I can't wait . . .

Tammy Hext said...

Catherine - this is awesome! You just gave me the inspiration to get into the studio today. (I am job hunting with no luck and was feeling a little deflated today) Thanks for the gorgeous painting, just what I needed to get going today.

Edward Burton said...

I love this painting, Catherine. You have put in just the right amount of detail. Well done!

diddamsdigitalart said...

Very nice. I like the squarish dabs of color.

r garriott said...

Oh, this Definitely works... love the unusual composition, the bits of warm underpainting that show through, and the feel of a cool misty day. Marvelous!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is a very nice painting.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

my first impression was, WOW.
We all over analyze our work.