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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Today's Painting, "Reverie" by Gordon van Vliet

Today's painting, "Reverie" by Gordon van Vliet was oil paint on canvas 16"W x 20"H. She was a fun model to paint, a very sweet girl. As she relaxed into the pose her disposition became thoughtful. What does a model think of when being painted by several artists?

I particularly like the back ground of this painting, the vase, flowers and pedestal. I will do a small amount of work to her face... add warmth, perhaps a little more cheerful and reduce the strength of her fore leg. Her arm will be a little thicker.

Begun on Wednesday past.




At 3:09 PM, Blogger Lori said...

She is looking fine so far, I like the leg as it is, agree about the rest. I wonder what models think about too, maybe the next meal? Lori

At 3:22 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Lori, thank you for coming by and adding your input.

At 7:27 PM, Blogger Jon Conkey said...

Nice tones in the face and neck Gordon, nice supporting colors, the whole painting feels right; I like the way you have illuminated the focus area! JLC

At 7:35 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Thanks Jon, I hope to finish this in a few days.

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Mauricio said...

Nice to meet you,

Great art!

Hugs from Brazil,

At 11:44 PM, Blogger Peter Yesis said...

Nice job! This one reminds me of a Degas painting.

At 11:54 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Thanks Peter. I guess I am going to get a Degas book out of the library and see how strong a connection there might be.

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Robert Tracy said...

I agree. The vase with flowers is just right especially the greens with lighter forms just over the rim of the vase.


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