Saturday, October 10, 2009

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Oil on 7x5 hardboard.
The reference photo for this painting was graciously supplied by Connie for the WDE at Wet Canvas.
This lovely couple really appealed to me...all they've been through...the many stories they could tell.

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Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.

26 comments:

  1. Love the warm background and how it surrounds the cool tones of the couple. I could study your paintings for hours!

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  2. They seem so relaxed and right with each other. Just lovely.

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  3. They look into the same direction, that´s good!! Well, he seems to be more relaxed - I love it!

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  4. Great scripture verse to go along with this painting, Dean. I find myself wondering what has captured their attention...? And to be so relaxed! Sigh...

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  5. Great thoughts and emotions in this piece. Wonderful highlights. My husband and I had our anniversary yesterday...we're not quite that gray, yet!

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  6. What a great composition. Like you say...what stories they could probably tell. Very nicely done.

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  7. Love it! The lighting again is wonderful.

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  8. Nice couple Dean, and once again you have captured the lighting excellently

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  9. This is absolutely delightful Dean! The blissful doing of what you want when you want that comes with the years.

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  10. Sweet painting Dean, I love paintings like this.

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  11. Strong and emotion filled. Great composition! The way you captured so much feeling in their expressions is amazing. You have just enough detail to make this really captivating. Wonderful brush work! You just keep getting better and better.

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  12. A question Dean...how are you creating that wonderful texture? Is it on the painting surface or created by the paint itself. It always adds such an interesting and appealing element.

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  13. Lauren...Thank you.

    Sheila...You say the nicest things! Thanks.

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  14. Hi, Nora and Mi...I'm glad that you both feel the relaxed atmosphere came through!

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  15. Thank you Autumn and Pam for sharing your thoughts on this piece. I appreciate it.

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  16. Lokelani and Deb....Thank you very much!

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  17. Sam...Thank you, Sam.

    Liz...How true!

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  18. Thank you, Gwen...I truly appreciate your wonderful words!

    In this painting the texture comes from applying thick dabs and not stroking it out.

    In the Cat painting the outer strokes reveal the texture of the underlying black gesso. A lightly loaded brush is lightly dragged over the surface revealing the texture (brushmarks)in the gesso .

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  19. Great figures, expressively painted Dean!

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  20. Sweet... and well done as always

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  21. Wonderful job, Dean, they look like a very nice couple.

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  22. I just dropped in because of a comment on Liz Pearson's blog... should've dropped in more frequently. I've missed a lot.

    I have to say THIS is an absolute GEM among all of your other great work.

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  23. Dean, this is a wonderful painting. The high contrast and the rendering of the figures are terrific.

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