Saturday, April 17, 2010

I'm back....

No, I wasn't stuck under a large piece of furniture, just needed a little time to regroup and re-energize!

The top piece is for the Flying Moleskin project. You can get more info on it by going to that BLOG.

The second piece, you'll recognize is that daggone University piece. I think I'm finally happy with the shadow color on the bridge. What do you think?




29 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Was starting to get worried about where you were - so glad you're back in the blogging world again - I know you're very active on fb! This is such a lovely painting - a beautifully painted piece full of character and she is delightful! And I must admit, although I liked the previous bridge, the shadow has made a tremendous difference - it looks so nice and cool and restful, which it didn't before. Good to have you back, dear Sheila!

-Don said...

Welcome back, Sheila. I'm glad to see that all is well. I really like what you did with Marilyn's portrait. Somehow you've made it seem more tragic than sensual - nice touch! And the blues in your bridge shadow are perfect. Happy Painting!

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Sheila. Both pieces are absolutely fantastic and you definitely nailed that shadow on the bridge. I love it!

Nina E Jørgensen said...

Hey sheila! I think that the shadow on your bench picture is much better now!! good job! And i love how you portrayed the transparency of the dress near the girls legs!

Kathy said...

Welcome back!! We missed you. The university piece is MUCH better. The shadow is no longer the dominant feature and the person on the bench becomes more of the focus. Nice!

Eva said...

I think you've nailed the shadow. It has a translucency that I like. Good job!!

Lauren Maurer said...

Yep, I love your people paintings and you nailed the shadow color!

Angela Elledge said...

Welcome back, I missed you. Both of these are outstanding and well worth the wait, Dean is very lucky and sure to love Marilyn. Love the long horizontal format in the other and the cast shadow is a killer!

Michelle said...

As I said on the FM blog I love all the detail you put into her against the bold background and the way you handled the delicate skirt.

I think you perfected you university piece and I love the interesting shadow.

Glad you are back...we all need a little time to regroup now and then!

Dana Cooper said...

I just commented on your Flying Moleskin piece Sheila...your drawing skills are really showing!
The bridge shadow reads very well on the other piece too...nice to see you back!

Kaylyn said...

So glad to see you! The shadow is perfect now! Cool, strong but settled into the whole composition!

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martinealison said...

Hi Sheila,
I'm happy to see your art again...
Beautiful paintings.
J'aime la lumière qui court sur ta toile, elle contraste parfaitement avec les ombres. Beau travail.
Et ta "nana" est aussi très jolie...

Marie Theron said...

Ah, little baby-doll Marilyn. I have never seen a photo of her in that pose, did you make up the pose, Sheila? The painting really evokes my sympathy!

Lokelani Forrest said...

I've been away from the blogging world for a while also; computer problems and setting up art festival. Anyway, good Marilyn and I think you've got the shadows perfect in your university piece. Great work, as usual.

suzanneberry said...

Welcome back! I've been thinkin' 'bout ya. Hope all is well.

This is beautiful! I have that figure in my den and love it! Great job on both pieces and glad to see you working again. I missed you. hugs

Manon Doyle said...

Welcome back, girlfriend!! I missed you but I understand the need to regroup.
Marilyn is awesome!! Nice work!! The shadow on the bridge is awesome but I also liked the pink.... : )..... i'm a little bit of a rebel.....lol!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow, that Marilyn piece...its great. When I enlarged it, you can see that it is full of energy and drama and darkness. The black strokes in the background are so descriptive. And so much personality in the face. I agree with everyone that the shadow works really well in this university one. There is a real atmosphere to the picture.
Glad you are back! I was hoping that in finding yourself in art, you didn't lose yourself :)

Rosemary said...

Glad you're back Sheila! I liked your university piece before - love it now! Oh Marilyn! Beautiful and lonely - great job on this one too! The posture, the dress and especially the feet with the little painted toenails! My heart goes out to her! Dean will no doubt love this!

Gwen Bell said...

Well, THERE you are! And you've brought Marilyn back with you. Really like that pose and it's very well painted. She looks so vulnerable yet seems to be creating all that chaotic energy all around her...perfect!

Celeste Bergin said...

Perfect shadows on the bridge--100% perfect.
Love your Marilyn too. I just don't think we have anyone who comes close to her in the beauutiful department. You did a find job of depicting her. Welcome back!

sam said...

Welcome back Sheila! I love the dappled light on the bridge.

Mark Sheeky said...

Hi Sheila! The shadow colour is just right. All those arches and leaves! Hope it was fun to paint.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I think it is absolutely awesome! You have nailed it...and I love Marilyn too!

Dean H. said...

Glad to see you're back, Sheila! Wouldn't ya know it? I about had the ransom money scraped up...then you escape! Lol.
I understand Marilyn is for my Moleskin book!! Wow! I am blessed. She's my favorite from the end of the glamorous Hollywood star days! Wonderful job! Looking forward to seeing it in person! Thank you!

The shadow on the bridge is now perfect!

r garriott said...

Wonderful job on the bridge! Looks very natural and real. I admire you for sticking with it!

I like your Marilyn, too! You've given her a very sensitive face.

Pat Koscienski said...

I like the value of your shadows...it fits with the man on the bench. Your others were a little more abstract, but, I liked them also...because they were "different". Your Marilyn is wonderful. What enery you exhibit in your strokes. Love it!

Sheila E. said...

She's Gorgeous! wow love how you captured the sheerness in the fabric, and her expression is fantastic. I think you nailed the shadow in your long format piece. It's got great values.
And Welcome Back!!!!! I'm glad your back!!!

Nicki said...

You've got that shadow now, girl!!! It is a great painting and a really interesting format. Good for you for persisting... it really paid off.

Nicki

Dean Grey said...

She's baaaaaaaack!

Nice job on both of these, Sheila.

The university bridge's shadow looks much more natural now, although I did like the exaggerated colors from the previous versions too!

-Dean