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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"Man or Mountain" by Gordon van Vliet

Today I am posting one of my paintings for the first time in quite awhile. This on is from my Monday night adventures painting from live models at The Steve Carpenter Studio.

A great and varied group of artists that I thoroughly enjoy meeting and painting with.

"Man or Mountain"
Oil on canvas 9.5"x11.25" $239.00 mounted with 1"professional black wood frame.
Shipping $9.00 to Continental USA.
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Email me if interested.

The idea for this piece comes from the old adage, "Is he a man or a mouse?" Well this fine young man looks meaner than a mouse, so I thought is he a mountain of a man, or simply a man or average? We all judge by looks and often can be deceived. So a closer look is many times warranted.

So in fact, in this painting. Notice the mountains in the background, then look closer. In fact, this gentleman wore a coat of many colors and what you see is his outstretched arm. He is comfortable in his pose, but underneath he sizes you up as you, in turn, consider him.

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see also:
a show of oil paintings
by Christian Kolupski




At 6:53 PM, Blogger KeRobinson said...

I like the direction of this work! It looks very mysterious! and the composition is interesting!

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again. I notice a bit of glare in the picture because I photographed tonight instead of nature light. I enjoy the colors.

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JB sent me this comment:
Loved the new painting, "Man or Mountain". You have the talent- promote
this at your shop. It's great!


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