Sunday, April 25, 2010

Latest Art Work

Thank you all for your encouraging and empathetic words regarding Bailey.  They are so appreciated.  Nothing has changed thus far.

Meanwhile I have been giving much concentration to my art this past weekend.  The concentration keeps my mind occupied.

This first piece is my copy of a beautiful painting called:

"The Young Shepherdess" by William -Adolphe Bouguereau  (1885). 

Below it I have posted the original.  His girl is so much more beautiful than mine.  I need much more practice doing faces.

It is 6 x 3 1/2 inches done in watercolors on watercolor paper.

 This is Bouguereau's original. 2 1/2 x 6 inches.  Done in oils.

This is my combined composition of two photographs I took at the Leo Carrillo Ranch a week or so ago.  Done in watercolors and pen and ink, on water color paper.  A little too heavy on the ink around the pots, I think  My very fine ink pen (0.03) ran out of ink.  I should have waited until I went to the art store for another one.



Anonymous said...

These are very nice ChrisJ.

kaybee said...

I very much like your own composition of the pots etc. I could see that as a large painting hung in my living room!

Wanda said...

I do love the Young Shepherdess, what a delightful painting full of emotion. You did it good Chris. I really like how you got the folds and shadows in her skirt and top.

And I love to paint pots... I have probably six or seven different ones... In fact, it may be time to paint some more.

Love your bark on the tree... so realistic.... Wish we could sit down together some time and just chat and paint....

ChrisJ said...


Just e mail me if you are ever down our way this summer. I mean it.

Autumn Leaves said...

I have to say I like your painting of the girl better than the original, Chris. There is something much more real about it, more natural. I love her face! I also love the pots! So well done!!

Jose said...

All I know is that even if I just tried finger painting I wouldn't be good. You and Wanda amaze me everytime you post your artwork. I love it, I love it, a lot.

sandy said...

Chris, both pieces are great! I especially love the jugs, because of the comp, color, etc.