Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Impressionism

Sometimes I will take a complicated image and reduce it down to a few strokes and/or colors to get to the "essence" of the meaning. My friend took this picture of these boys when we were painting at a lake last year. One boy had just caught a fish and she managed to capture a note of jealousy on his companion's face when she took the picture. It is priceless! She loaned me the picture and instead of doing a full size painting I decided to create an impressionistic 'snapshot' of the moment and keep the focus on what I think makes the image so great: emotion.

6 x 8" oil on canvas





2 comments:

jimmie white said...

Can't imagine a full size painting would capture the emotion any better........love the brush work....good one.

Nora Sallows said...

Thanks Jim! :) I like small paintings. Quick and easy (sometimes)