Saturday, August 02, 2014

Inviting Spot-Street Scene

 Close ups

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. A super watercolorist name Kay was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos! She issued a challenge to paint a subject that you don't normally do. I painted something I haven't done very often...the sidewalk scene. Nary a dog, lion, or cow to be seen ! I enjoyed it once I was into it.

I used a lot of painting knife plus heavily loaded brush work to give this piece an impasto texture.

C&C welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!     

Isaiah 43:18-19      "Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert."


  1. Thank you for that scripture, Dean. It really speaks to me today. I love your painting...the shadow on the wall from the chair is perfection. If there was more shade, you'd never get me out of that chair!

    1. Hi, Sherry! Thanks for your compliments on the painting'

      So happy the scripture connected with you today! :) That happens a lot to me...some randomly picked Holy words will exactly fit my situation for that time and that day!

  2. Very cool Dean! I love the sense of light and how you made subtle shifts to depict the source. How wonderful you stepped out of your norm and created a great painting!

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    2. Thanks, Kaethe!
      Yep leaving the comfort zone can often be rewarding...after you beat down some apprehension...:)

  3. Outstanding colors....and love the texture on the stonework.!!

  4. Your work is looking great Dean!

  5. Good Morning Dean!... Lazy summer living... abstracted... and yet... captured so completely in full colour.... using "so very little to say a lot." Bravo!

    Your quoted scripture aligns itself with my own thinking and most recent post Dean. Strange... how our minds and lives connect so often on the same plane. Could that too explain itself?... in the "holy words."

    "He leadeth me beside still waters... it restoreth my soul."

    I believe so!

    Good Painting... and Happy Summer Dean
    Rich Blessings!



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