Saturday, March 24, 2007

In the limelight


I finally finished this oilpainting. It took my some time though. I can't say how long...too embarressing. I have been sidetracked by unimportant things for a while there, hopefully I'm back on track now. (Click on the image to enlarge)
I love working in oil and I enjoy using it "dramatically". It is not a medium where I wish to be delicate and thoughtful and now I don't mean being disrespectful to it either by being sloppy and messy. Since oil is such a wonderful medium to push around with your brush, or knife as in this case, I enjoy going for extremes, where the endresults aren't always "pretty" or even pleasing to the eye, but where a lot of telling and emotion is conveyed to the viewer.
This was done from a series of photographs I took at a dance one evening.

oil with painting knives on canvas.
65 cm x 81 cm

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

You have a very expressive brush! Lovely drama and intemacy in this one.

Carole said...

I love this type of painting - lively, expressive, colourful and emotional. Sorry I can't help on the blogger problem, as I gave up on blogger when the beta version gave me huge headaches!

Teri C said...

Gosh, it's great and looks like it was fun to do.

E-J said...

I have dabbled in oils and find them very challenging. I like your use of the medium, and I don't see this as being sloppy or messy.

The couple have such sweet faces!

casey said...

Congratulations on getting this done! It looks great, Ronell!

Ujwala said...

I like your style and this painting very much!

Africantapestry said...

thanks for the nice comments, everyone...oil is very close to my heart and the good thoughts here are wonderful encouragements!
Ronell