Monday, May 31, 2010

Trolling the Board Walk 8x8 oil


8x8, oil on canvas, $100.00+$12.00 S/H
Trolling the board walk on the Balboa Peninsula is a fun thing to do. There is lots to see, eat and enjoy. Our weather here is California has been pretty unpredictable this year, but today is warm and gorgeous. When a day like this comes along everyone is out and headed for the beach.
I painted this from a photo I took while riding my bike (tricky) with my husband and a group of friends. I wanted to keep it loose and painterly and convey the brightness of the light. The focus is on the main bike rider, with the other riders and the architecture being suggested. I enjoyed starting with such clearly organized abstract shapes. It made it very clear to paint the subject and deal with the values.
 



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10 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Really, really nice Dori. You've captured the moment beautifully.

Dana Cooper said...

Dori, I think this might be my all time favorite of yours...everything is, well, perfect!

Pam Holnback said...

Love the brushwork.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is fantastic, and just says 'Summer, beautiful Summer!'

Becky Joy said...

Dori, I hadn't seen your blog before. Love this painting.

Kerri Settle said...

Wow, I really love all the texture. You've really brought the painting to life!

Gwen Bell said...

This is a winner, Dori! Love those thick brushstrokes. They really add to the feeling of movement.

Karen said...

What a great composition...I laughed as I imagined you painting this while riding your bike...and then again when I read that you managed to photo it while riding! :) talented you are!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

This one makes me miss Cali! I agree with Gwen, the thick paint application is very nice and adds a great flow.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love the brushstrokes on this one.
Which part of Cali are you?
I am from Santa Monica.