Monday, July 6, 2009

Broadening My Horizons

Fourth of July
8 x 10
oil on canvas

Well I took a terrifying leap and painted a figure! Oh my gosh it was so scary but now maybe I will have the confidence to try some more. I know there are all kinds of issues with this one, not the least of which are all the stripes! But she was wearing the dress and it has some sentimental value so I painted it that way. But what drew me to this was the way the light was hitting the tree and her back, the swing and the shadows that were being cast by all of the above. Well, the first one should be the hardest, I hope!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Karen you did GREAT! I would never have known this was a challenge for you! I know it is for me too. Keep it up! KUDOS Andrea

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is great Karen...now you are ready for the DSFDF challenge...you have a week!