Tuesday, April 21, 2009


23 comments:

L.Holm said...

Holy cow, Steve, this is beautiful! You've created so much drama with the background sky. Love it!

dominique eichi said...

This is a lovely piece, well done .

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

You really captured that graceful gesture and this is just really nice, Steve. Your drawing was beautiful, too!

Diane Morgan said...

Love the colors you chose. Really beautiful, Steve. She would look great in my landscape :-}

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This one is beautiful. The colors are great.
Diane, or my landscape???:)

maria said...

Very strong painting, colors and brushwork!

Carol Nelson said...

This is a really beautiful version of the statue. I love your colors. Meticulous attention to detail - I kind of lost it and by the time I got down to painting the feet, I didn't even notice she had sandles on. You added a lot more color to the statue than most, and it looks great.

artbymj said...

Steve, you nailed this one. The contrast made my eyes go immediately to it - and yet you still managed to keep it soft without too many hard lines - like soft stone - does that make sense?!

Ann Rogers said...

Definitely the most colorful and best use of light and shadow than other entries...great job!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is really, really nice Steve! Your color on the statue is exquisite, almost bring her to life, and the background color sets her off beautifully!

Dean H. said...

Nice job, Steve! Those flesh tones bring life to what was once cold marble.

Sheila said...

Absolutely AWESOME Steve. If I could paint like this I would...
*duh* I guess everyone wants to paint as well as you.

laurens.paint.palette said...

I'm with Sheila on this one !! ;)

Priti said...

Very nice work. love the colors and details.

The Bull said...

Very nicely done, I like your rendition very much, brings the spirit and the energy of the subject to life! Great use of color.

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Steve - very dramatic.

r garriott said...

Aren't you something. Outstanding!

Vern Schwarz said...

You've given her life. Beautiful, dramatic painting Steve.

Gwen Bell said...

This is terrific. LOVE the dark mood. Wonderful form and contrast.

SYLVIANE said...

The colors are fantastic,wonderful!

Carol Feldman said...

A joy to look at. Lovely, Steve!

Carol Horzempa said...

Your painting is the one I keep coming back too. I love the mood you created with the sky and colors...just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow Steve, Looks good. It is very difficult to turn stone into flesh for us mere mortals but you seemed to have done it. I do like the cloudy background and I wish you could have left the stone base off. She would have seemed more like a ballerina on stage. The lighting gives it the on stage look also. Our dog looks at me that way too. I would work more on the knees and legs because they do not posses the same grace as the rest of the figure and have a different skin tone making them appear to belong to someone else. A little more on the face also because it is more of a mask right now. The best part is the lovely arms and hands. The slight yellow tinge in these areas almost make the skin translucent with a definite glow. I also like how you used the dark to outline the lights. I do believe you spent the most time on the bosom. She is a vision that stepped out of the clouds. Nice job. Love, Liz