Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Man Seated


The Different Strokes picture this time is a man seated on a folding chair. Nothing too interesting about that, or his surroundings. Sometimes I think the challenge is to make an interesting painting out of something ordinary. Maybe I think too much! Anyway, I did the exercise and decided that the painting was crying out for some red so I made the ordinary brown chair red. It works for me! You can check out how other artists painted the same picture at http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot/

8 comments:

  1. Well your brave to take the challenge and that red chair is just what made it. I absolutely love that scene (sunset) . Thanks for your comment on my blog, and thank you so much for sharing. ps your trip sounded like a dream come true!

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  2. Yea I like the red chair I may do the same. I just wiped out my background for this challenge and I am thinking tree in it's place.

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  3. Oh David, I love the tree idea, go for it!

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  4. I am attracted to this painting because of the way the red chair pops (and also because it's fearless). It teaches me that the red accent color can really pop if you use a soft neutral background. I think the soft greys and browns in the background make it all work. They also give the painting a vintage feel. Bravo on this painting!

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  5. Looks like some cool side burns on him.

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  6. Love the red chair - adds some extra pop to the subject!

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  7. I like the red chair, too. Thanks for your idea last month of old pillowcases for transporting some sizes of art. Great idea!

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  8. great choice of color for the chair

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.