Friday, September 04, 2009

Back on the easel



Some of you have been with me since I started this painting back in January. The figure has become so special to me, I have not found a suitable environment for him. Like I am not hearing the frequency, or the story clearly for some reason. I have painted, repainted, and walked away from it for long stretches. I worked on getting a sky laid in today and played with a few loose ideas for the ground on which he sits......

Happy weekend all.

7 comments:

R. Bailey said...

LOVE this sky!!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Wow Tracey I do remeber when you first started this and it just wasn't gelling for you. I do believe that everyhting has its time.... I hope that this is the time for it to speak in a clear voice, telling you where it wants to go.

DEB said...

Tracey...He looks sad, lonely. I don't know that the background needs much embellishment. Maybe he's where he's supposed to be right now.

sam said...

You have a wonderful imagination Tracey, I just had a look back to January, I do remember you working on him. I sort of like that hes in shadow, perhaps you dont need to include much towards the bottom. Hope you figure it out:)

Dean Grey said...

I agree with, Deb!

He sure does look sad but that's part of the charm of your work, Tracey. I love the mood in this piece.

The sky looks its strongest on the upper right hand corner. Very soft and wispy looking clouds.

The ground to the back of him looks intriguing. I keep wondering what it is. Almost looks like woodgrain!

Glad you decided to continue working on this piece!

-Dean

Charlotte painters said...

Wow I love this painting the sky is beautiful great work.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Tracey, I think the word that comes to mind when I look at this is "desolate." I agree with others who said it doesn't need much more; the emotion speaks clearly to me. I, too, thought the right side/ background was wood, and that he was sitting on a boat of some kind. I don't know if this helps or not, but sometimes the impressions of others help to clarify things for me.. I think when we've stared at something for so long, we kind of loose our ability to really see it, you know? It's a wonderful piece- good luck!