Friday, January 9, 2009

Sculpted Sculptor

Oil 16x20

Another artist asked me to paint his torso for him.














The one on the right is my first concept but it looked too anatomical to me. I ended up changing the color and a little of the form to end up with the finished painting on the left. Some days I think I should have left it but the subject said he likes the second one. What do you think? Oh, and that question you're asking yourself right now? It's yes. He sculpts stone and marble so he needs to be fit to be able to manipulate and maneuver several tons of mass for his project.

Now I will be trying to psych myself up to force myself to do Karin Jurick's next challenge on Different Strokes from Different Folks having never done a night scene or a building!!! Check it out. Fabulous artists are ALREADY finished with the project. *Argh*

13 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I like both but it is nice to see you tried it more than one way. Good for you.

Deltra Powney said...

I found you through the comment you left on Rob Carey's blog. I find your blog very interesting and will be checking it out often. I like both too!

Mary Paquet said...

I really like both of these pieces, but I have to say the second one grabs me. It's more unique. You are awesome.

Diana Marshall said...

mmmm difficult to choose which one I like best I think the one on the right, what a great subject matter, more exciting than a still life!

Erika Nelson said...

Sheila I like the first one though the 2nd one is more anatomically natural looking even in unnatural palette. But what I particularly like about the 1st is the focal point is the figure and it's more comfortable to me, I like the colors, I find it peaceful. This sculptor had you paint him??? NICE subject :)

I agree, the next challenge will be a challenge to me too. But you know what? It seems I always felt the way with each one of her challenges lol But then I'm always glad I made time for it :) Can't wait to see yours! And I loved your portrait piece for the last challenge very very well done! You have a great eye for composition, try not to 2nd guess yourself on it.

Nancy said...

Hi Sheila - thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I think your work is amazing! It's so great to be able to check out what other painters are doing! I'll be checking back often!

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks for your comments about my Jefferson Memorial.....I purposely tried to go first so there would be noone to compare to :-}
Your work is great. I look forward to seeing your version of the night scene.

Paula Villanova said...

I like them both but the second one really takes the image to the next level with your creative coloration and less literal translation. This is really cool!

Art with Liz said...

Hey what a great subject! I like the first one (the neon one) - incredible blue shadows!

Annelein said...

Hi Sheila,
thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. What an interesting history you have. From forensics to fine art...cool journey. Happy painting!

Dean H. said...

Hey, Sheila...I like both...but the last version would be my pick.
Can't wait to see your nocturnal Jefferson Memorial!

Stephen Gardner said...

Great form Sheila, I don't know about this different strokes thing I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

Linda said...

I thought they were both beautiful in their execution in very different ways/styles, wonderful works; Linda