Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Airport Travelers"

8 x 10
oil on masonite

Karin Jurick's DSFDF current challenge was this overhead view of airport passengers. And what a challenge it was! Check out her site for the original photo. EVERYTHING was in this mix...foreshortened figures, an overhead light source generating unusual shadows, geometrics, and lots of motion. Karin really knows how to push her followers, not to be confused with "pushy" or is she? Whatever the answer, I know that I am trying all sorts of paintings that I ordinarily wouldn't think twice about, and that is a good thing!

23 comments:

  1. I like this. You captured it. Haven't decided if I can tackle it.

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  2. Yea Ann, great job with this difficult challenge...I'm excited to get started on it!

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  3. Ann, you are so fast! I have to wrap my brain around this one and then remember to continue breathing while I throw myself into this challenge. Your painting is awesome, way to go!

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  4. Thanks, Peggy, Dana and Angela for your nice comments! Have a lot going on these next couple of weeks and knew if I was going to tackle this challenge that I had better get it done right away. This is one I considered skipping, but happy I gave it a try...not a painting I would have chosen left to my own devices!

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  5. Nice job Ann. I am actually scared of this challenge due to the steep angle of the photo. You captured the figures very nicely from a very difficult perspective! Love the complementary colors too.

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  6. This is amazing - and I love your own personal spin to the challenge. Really enjoy the brighter colors! I am going to get to this, but it sure looks tough!! Great job.

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  7. Nice work Ann!! Not only did jump into a tough perspective, you added a wonderful splash of color! *10.0*

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  8. Great job with the challenge, Ann - wonderful colors and you nailed the perspective.

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  9. WOnderful....... and I love the overhaul colorful feel of your piece.
    GREAT job.

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  10. Love your interpretation and choice of color Ann!

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  11. Iknow I commented earlier, but maybe it got lost in cyberworld! LOL I love your color palette on this piece, Ann. I think you made this both interesting and lovely!

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  12. Your choice of bright color in this piece is very interesting.
    You are brave. Great piece!

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  13. Ann - I love the way you changed the cold darkness into brightness. Super work.

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  14. A great interpretation. Love how it's so light.

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  15. Really nice job on this challenge!

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  16. Great job Ann, especially your own personal color spin...it really warms things up. I am so proud of everyone who took on this challenge, kind of feels like a brotherhood doesn't it?

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  17. You have answered the challenge extremely well, Ann! Love all your colors + added light.
    Really nice how the shadows shift in intensity through the differently lit portions of the floor.

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  18. I like the colors you chose Ann. I agree with you when you say Karin is pushing us to try painting things we normally wouldn't pick. Great job!

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  19. Ann, I really admire you for adding your own twist to this extremely difficult challenge. Great job on the blue shadows...love your refreshing colors!

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  20. Thanks Ann for your comments on my entry for this challenge.
    Have been following your works . They are great.
    Rishi Kapil,
    Mumbai,INDIA.

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  21. Wonderful bright colors. Love it. I too love that Karin's challenges make me paint things I otherwise would never choose.

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