Friday, November 26, 2010

The Flute Player

"The Flute Player"
10" x 12" Acrylic

Yesterday, between making a few things for Thanksgiving with family, I started this painting in acrylic. Today we rode the tandem to pay for our gluttonous ways yesterday and then I finished this painting. I captured a reasonable likeness of granddaughter Kelly. This is acrylic done in watercolor style with impressionistic tendencies.

Wishing my blog friends a lovely Thanksgiving weekend doing your favorite forms of relaxation.

8 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Mary , a wonderful capture of your granddaughter. ! When you say acrylics with watercolor style is that using more water.? I've just gotten some acrylics , don't know why.. . don't really know how to use them. it's been a very long time ...
A Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you too. bj

PAMO said...

Fantastic! I thought your preliminary sketch was also extremely well done.
I hope you've had a wonderful holiday too.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, I was admiring the interesting way you've divided the picture plane. I like the graceful, warm-colored shape of your granddaughter and how it ties in with yellow window shape. It's all nicely framed by the blue shapes. Delicate, sort of like the music of the flute! And, I hope you're having a wonderful weekend too!

hwfarber said...

This is really nice. I like what Peggy said about the painting matching the delicacy of flute music. Always more to painting than meets the eye.

Mary Paquet said...

Barbra, I've had just a few acrylic lessons and a workshop in which Stephen Quiller used acrylics on 2 of the 5 days. I also have a couple good books, but I'm a newbie. The watercolor style is one way you can use acrylics, so you just go about doing your painting the way you do a watercolor. Today I want to try methods similar to oil painting.

Pam, you are so encouraging. I am having a great holiday.

Peggy, I could hire you to write about my paintings. Love your analysis.

Hallie, I agree that there is always more to a painting than meets the eye and interpretation might vary with each viewer -- and that's a good thing.

Karen said...

Very nice painting...I love the delicate way you captured the fingers playing the flute

Mary Paquet said...

Karen, thanks for stopping by. I was pleased with the hands as they are always a challenge to me.

Angel said...

Beautiful painting :)