Thursday, February 01, 2007


This is a painting I've been working on since before Christmas. I finally finished it today. It's got four layers, the black, blue, figure, flower. (I was trying to show the layers with the side picture). I'm pretty happy with it... I've still got a lot to learn with my wood working skills. I was looking at Klimt and Botticelli a lot on this painting.
Hope everyone is doing well in the New Year!


Blogger Kim said...

WOW! Excellent painting... Its beautiful! I LOVE the skin tones and the style of the whole piece. You have really found a unique technique with the wood dimensional layers. AWESOME! The hands are very well drawn and painted...

7:18 PM  
Blogger highpockets said...

Sarah! Your work is absorbing, I can't stop looking at it. I can see your influences in your painting, I especially like the figure's pose and expression. yay NY!!!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Fox said...

Thank you so much for your comments! I think this blog keeps me going.

11:46 PM  
Blogger chris ewald said...

i honestly gasped when i saw this. yes the hair is botticelli, and it looks great. the positioning i didnt immediately think klimt but i can see it. the palette is boticelli fo sho. the only thing that i could stand a change is the blue. it works but i think could be a stronger if tweaked. not sure how though. those hands are killer. i see so much of your drawing in there, i think that is why it is so strong. it has vitality. she is still but damn she is moving. the face and hands blow me away. so so powerful. you didnt shy away from anything that is difficult here. i LOVE that figure. the flower looks good. and if the focus was supposed to be the face then you nailed it. i cannot help but look at the face, its beautiful! the hands, dammit the hands...
...great work.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Sarah, I love this! Kim is right that you have developed a really unique techniqe with your wood working skills. (Which by the way are awesome, I can't believe you can get those curves with wood). I agree with Chris that the blue seems a little too intense, it might need to be muted just a tad. The drawing is fantastic, I love how you draw hands, they seem to tell stories about the subject. Really nice work!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Good work; nice bit of painting. The layers are interesting too.

Plenty of interesting work on here; the Trivial Persuit sketchbook looks like it's full if nice work, and the spread of the game in progress is very engaging.The Bridal piece has really great characters. I'd be interested to know if you used reference?

6:14 PM  
Blogger h_camp said...

that is beautiful sarah!! i love the way you painted her skin, those hands in particular. have you been doing other work with this same wood layering technique?


3:47 PM  
Blogger Fox said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments and suggestions guys!! Holly, to answer your question, I've done a few of these wood layering pieces (but only 2 I've been happy with). I started working this way because I really wanted to make a quilt, but wouldn't have had time to do that and continue this was my way of combining them. It's fun because for each piece I get to go fancy fabric shopping.
I agree the blue is pretty intense. It was my brave move in this piece. This next one I'm working on has more subdued colors

5:29 PM  

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