Thursday, June 4, 2009

Female Cardinal and Roses

With the right side of the painting completed, I'm calling this one done.

13 comments:

Mona said...

A great painting, including the tiny baby thorns!

You had mentioned no masking and painting over several layers on the light leaves. If it was egg tempera, it would take many more layers to be able to overtake a dark background with light, so that is one of the advantages unique to oil (at least I think it's
oil?)

Johnny said...

Thank you so much Mona!
It's actually acrylic on masonite and I always use gesso instead of titanium white,it has more opacity. I picked that tip up a long time ago and never looked back.

Paola said...

Johnny, I think that is very well done!!! Bravo!!! Ciao! Paola

Terry Miller said...

Hey John,

Well, it is stunning. As I have said before, and will say again and again, I have no doubt ... your mastery of light and shadow is something. And, in the end, I think that is what much of art is all about, in addition of course to composition (which you have here in spades as well).

You ARE something else! Keep it up.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Just beautiful!

Gary Keimig said...

Came out great. Your drawing, painting of detail and the lighting is right on.

Johnny said...

Thank you Paola,Terry,Lesley and Gary for such positive comments! You made my weekend!

Karen Hargett said...

OMG - this is absolutely beautiful. I admire your work so much!

Do you make prints of your paintings?

Kelly Singleton said...

Simply beautiful!

Clive Meredith said...

stunning painting,your depiction of light is superb!

Johnny said...

Thank you Clive and Kelly, I really appreciate your feedback.

Gwen Bell said...

Oh my gosh. Your work is fantastic. You have a new fan!

Tim Q said...

lighting is the first thing i notice... great work dude!