Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"BLUES MAN"

                                                      9x12 acrylic on canvas  SOLD

This subject was for the latest Different Strokes challenge. When I saw the photograph I thought the fellow looked a bit tired, as if taking a break. The idea "a blues man" popped into my head so I chose to paint in shades of blue adding just a splash of orange and red for contrast. I also tried to be much more loose in my brush work.

15 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW Glenda this is outstanding!!!

Mark Bridges said...

nice atmosphere on this.

Glenda Mosher said...

Thanks for your compliments!

Edward Burton said...

Very nicely done, Glenda - I really like that you emphasized the blues.

Ann Rogers said...

Great entry, love the touch of color added to the overall blue tones. Your other figurative work is also exceptional.

tmosh said...

i think you have a nack for the portraits! he looks great!

Diana Marshall said...

like your idea of using only blue with a touch of red, looks great.

dominique eichi said...

wow I love those highlights

dacoop said...

Very nice interpretation Glenda..I love the touch of orange and red, with the blue!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Glenda..Using blue was an excellent idea. This came out very well..Excellent work!

Megha
Color Pencil Portrait: Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Lori Forester said...

Glenda!
He's great. Definitely looks tired here and I think that the use of the blue colour helps ephasize that metaphorically as well as visually. Another terrific painting. You amaze me!

SYLVIANE said...

Glenda, this painting is very nice, I like the blue hue and the reflection on the floor.

Glenda Mosher said...

Thanks again for you comments everyone!

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful work on this Glenda. I really like the way the blues set the mood.

Jenny said...

Wow, I really like this one mom!