"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Beyond Limits of Human Perception

Thought I might try something a little different today. After a week of wipe off after wipe off, this one was challenging and fun and turned out to be a survivor. Top photo is a close up. The painting is 18 x 24 oil on linen.

I was intrigued by the comment left by Debbie Lincoln  about the values in this painting and how it appears without ny color. I had not thought to look at it in black and white and was pleasantly surprised to see what Debbie had noticed - the values are working well! I thought I would post it here in black and white for all to see. Thank you, Debbie, for stopping by my blog, for being kind enough to leave a comment and for leaving such a though provoking one at that - much appreciated! And in case anyone is interested, that beautiful sheen on the wildebeest's coat was obtained by using  Rembrantd Silver - it is awesome and I love experimenting with new colors now and then. I discovered that even when mixed with other colors, it retains its glow.