Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We'll have up days and down days right?




The commission is for a black lab with a light background.  It should be an interesting challenge.








8x10 oil on RayMar

24 comments:

Linda (Artwolf) said...

Great painting, really captured the feel of the city.Lindax

suzanne cabrera said...

Love the feel of this painting Sheila. You've created such a nice atmosphere.

Michelle said...

Congradulations on the commission and good work on the DSFDF!

Manon Doyle said...

You should be happy.... it looks great! Congrats on your commission!

maria said...

I like the cool colors against the warm taxis. It just feels good.

CONRAD said...

Thanks for the nice posts on my blog. You are a very nice person. I love the freedom you express in your paintings. And I really like the chicken painting.

Edward Burton said...

Really nice job, Sheila. Congratulations for your latest commission!

Greener Bangalore said...

Thats pretty Sheila!!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, Sheila - Bummer about the Tibetan people painting. It's really tough when someone rejects one of your pieces. You can go into it knowing, KNOWING, that it's a crap shoot, that it's entirely arbitrary, that it might depend completely on what the juror had for breakfast that morning, or whether he got in a traffic jam on his way to work, but still, it hurts.

But the thing of it is, you keep on going. You with your beautiful spirit and your amazing energy, you keep going, you enter the next show and the one after that, and you get in, and almost all that pain goes away.

So keep at it, gal. As for your commission, YAY! Congratulations! And I think your DSDF painting is superb. I love the yellow sky, the shiny cars and the way the city fades off in the distance.

xo

Dean H. said...

Very well done, Sheila! Your cityscape has a magical quality to it. Knowing what to hint at or even leave out is something you have a good grasp on! Love your colors too.

Congrats on your new commission!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Wonderful Sheilia! Really does capture the feel of being in a city.

Stop by and pick-up your Splash Award~ :-)

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This was not an easy challenge, but you really got it! Your perseverance really paid off, congrats!

Art with Liz said...

Oh I've been waiting with bated breath for this one. Well done Sheila, well done!

Gary Heller said...

I forgot where I saw it but there was a site that listed all the works by famous artists whose work had been rejected in some way or another as they were on their way up to success. The opposite seems to be true as well. Once someone has a name for themselves, anything they produce is highly sought after even if it is really not all too good.
What I like a lot about this last painting is the way the yellow cabs stand out against the cool and monotone city background as they do in reality. Love the composition and mood.

L.Holm said...

Hi, Sheila - I think you did a great job with the DSDF challenge. I also second what Gary said about not getting into a show. It's a crap shoot. And we've all been through it.
Congrats on the commission! That's great news. :-)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is great i remember a fear why??? And I am so happy for the commission keep going Sheila.

dominique eichi said...

great submission for DSFDF I just got mine in under the wire I hope.

Art By Erika said...

Sheila I'm glad you used this palette for your DSDF, I thought about using the blues and yellows mainly but chickened out lol Well of course you pulled it off beautifully!

Anna T. said...

I love the color contrasts in this painting. The yellow is set off so nicely by the blues.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Shelia!

I really love the color contrasts you used in this one. Very nice!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Hi Sheila - it often happens that a painting we don't like is liked by others....as has happened with this one. You have certainly captured the feeling of a city that never sleeps. Well done.

Gwen Bell said...

I can't believe you fretted so much about doing this! It's wonderful! I'm thoroughly convinced you can paint anything and do a great job.

Sheila E. said...

Great Job! I really love your personal style and view of it. And Congratulations on your commission! I'm working my skill on selling my art.

Carol Horzempa said...

I agree with Gwen and you do such an amazing amount of work in between DSFDF Challenges! Everything you paint is done with such confidence and done well! Congratulations on your commission too!