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


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!