Friday, September 6, 2013

Hugs

Hugs
12 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel

I am trying to keep up with Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 but not faring as well as I would like.  It is more like 15 in 30 for me as I am posting every other day.  Then there is that darn trip to Switzerland ;)  that will put me out of the game for 10 days!  But I do what I can.

This painting is of one of my precious grand nieces hugging her doll...I just love the angles and positioning of the legs.  It was fun to block in the lights and darks and let the painting take shape.  I did have a bit of a challenge with the doll...not wanting it to look too much like human skin...trying to get it to look more plasticky.  When my husband arrived home from work I excitedly presented my work for his praise...he said the monkey looked too yellow...so back down to earth I fixed the monkey to look more like a doll.  Ah, well...he keeps me from getting a big head...

12 comments:

  1. Ah husbands, God bless 'em. Well now it looks perfect!

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  2. haha! What would we do without them? It is perfect now! I love all those arms and legs and angles! Wonderful job!

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  3. It's still a great painting Maria :)

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  4. Husbands, children and parents...they keep us grounded, no? If my friends didn't show love and support, I would have quit long ago. ;) I do think you should put "monkey" as one of your labels. Have fun in Switzerland. I am willing to substitute for you the 10 days while you are gone. That is about all I can handle. Maybe someday I will be able to paint every day.

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  5. Too Funny. I've asked my hubby if you would like to paint with me. I am so curious what his paintings would look like. Such a sweet scene.

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  6. Hahaha!! So funny! They sure say it like it is don't they! They are about as subtle as a bulldozer:)

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  7. She's adorable, Maria. Very nicely painted.

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  8. Adorable,monkey doll it is what we see, but spouses add that little touch to our work that no one else does.

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  9. He sounds exactly like my husband! Hahaha....

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  10. love the painting....and I too as an artist can say ...my husband says the same kinds of things. I made a rule now for him though...he must say something "nice" before he tells me how to "fix" it. LOL thanks for sharing your gifts!

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  11. love your art work...thanks for sharing your gifts...and as an artist myself...your husband sound just like my husband. I made the RULe he must say something nice before he tries to tell me how to "fix" my painting.LOL ( I thought I posted this already...but it didn't show up-apologies if duplicated)

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