Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Silent Conversation

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

This is my latest submission to Karin Jurick's inspirational DSFDF. This time she invited us to render the ever-challenging human figure.

This fellow looks as if he's on break or just plain relaxing. At such times the mind sometimes takes mysterious journeys to the long ago past...the far away future...or to the comforting contemplation of Jesus.

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Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

44 comments:

  1. Once again a wonderful painting with warm and bright colors, beautiful and really relaxing!

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  2. You are and continue to be "The Man!" Deano baby! Awesome choice of color palette and masterful brushstrokes.

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  3. Great job on this Dean. Your colours and brushstrokes are always so bold and vibrant.

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  4. Beautiful piece. I like how you were using Deano's colors.
    Great!

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  5. You did a wonderful job on this challenge Dean! I really like the close up cropping.

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  6. This is a WOW Dean! You are an amazing artist. I am struggling with this one.

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  7. Thanks for the kind words, Mi!

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  8. Aww shucks, Sheila...Thanks!! :)

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  9. Hi Vern...Thanks. I have to constantly remind myself to go back in right at the last to add the impasto strokes...the "icing".

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and the kind comment, Deb!

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  11. Hi Liz...Looking forward to your rendition!

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  12. Great job, Dean - you nailed the figure with wonderful brushwork.

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  13. Oh yes, beautifully done Deano. You nailed it for sure

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  14. Love the texture, Dean. Good painterly job!

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  15. Very realistic, this guy is there!beautiful.

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  16. This is fantastic, Dean! You really did "nail' the figure, and created a beautiful, contemplative scene. Love it.

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  17. Wonderful color and brushwork!

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  18. Really great work, Deano! The colors and textures are wonderful. And terrific job on the assignment: the figure. You aced it!

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  19. Beautiful job Dean, great brushstrokes and texture! You always have amazing colors in all your work!

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  20. Wonderful Dean. The brushstrokes are masterful.

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  21. Wonderful color and expressive brushstrokes - lovely painting!

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  22. Thank you, Edward, my friend!

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  23. Thank you, Helen! I appreciate it.

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  24. Hi, Cathyann! I love those two words: "texture" and "painterly". Thanks!

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  25. Hi, Sylviane1 Thanks for the very supportive words!

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  26. Hi, Liz and Michelle! Thanks for your kind comments!

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  27. Thank you, Gwen...much appreciated!

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  28. Denny...Thank you for stopping in and taking time to leave a comment.

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  29. Thanks, Carol! I usually have to keep a wary eye that my colors don't get too wild.

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  30. Thank you, Ann. I just returned from your blog...enjoyed the palette knife work!

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  31. Thanks, Claire! I appreciate it...please stop back.

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  32. You did such a great job on this one. Love the texture! You are an inspiration, I am still working on this one. Got a 'lonely' feeling from it. WONDERFUL JOB!

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  33. Nice work! I love the new Hawaii painting as well!

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  34. Great job on the figure...he looks introspective. I like the colors you chose too!

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  35. Like the shadowy (if thats a word) effect and broken color. Great job!

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  36. Hi, Karen/Artspaz, Thanks for your comment. Your version of this photo turned out well.

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  37. Thank you, Lauren...much appreciated.

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  38. Thank you, Dana...I really liked your entry for this one.

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  39. Hi, Jim...thanks for checking my blog out and the nice comment!

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  40. Your figures are wonderful Dean, the viewer is totally in there with them,
    Rae

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  41. I LOve your color choices in this challenge, great job. Congratulation on the sale.

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  42. Hey Dean! This one is really fantastic. I'm loving the colors and bold strokes. I continually look forward to seeing your submissions and this is one of my favorites so far.

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