Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Painting in July...

Night Shop
after Jennifer McChristian
acrylic on 18" x 24" canvas board

This is a copy of a painting I really admire by Jennifer McChristian. I love attempting to copy a painting but it has such negative connotations. It isn't nearly as good as Jennifer's but it was a fun exercise for me. My brain is empty and if I didn't do this, I wouldn't do anything at all. I'm hoping to get back on my stool and paint regularly. Please visit Jennifer's website and enjoy her beautiful work, you won't be sorry.

I plan on giving this to Ron, my daughter Mary Ellen's boyfriend. Ron says just 2 more years and they can be common-law! Well, I think you have to live together to get that title, but he is a wonderful person and I love him for being so good to my daughter. Ron recently lost his Father who had an extensive work shop. So did my own Father. I'm sure that is why I was drawn to this painting.

8 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I like this alot, Beckie. Darkness outside, light within, the old man and his tools and his work space...Well done! I do hope you will be back to painting and posting more regularly soon. I always worry so much about you when I don't see your words here...

Sally Evans said...

I wonder what he's looking for? Love the sky! Amazing stuff :) and I love copying other paintings....its only then you dicover how truly great the painting is!

Irina said...

Beckie, so glad to hear from you and to see your note on my Facebook wall! I am fine, enjoyed every minute of my 14 days trip to the USA, the workshop was such a pleasure! I will write about it in my blog, just need some time before starting..
I am glad you keep painting, it is such a pleasure to do and to see the result!

Dean H. said...

You've handled this thought provoking piece very well, Beckie! The open door-the light-the figure.

Jennifer McChristian is a fantastic painter. A good choice to learn from.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm a big fan of Jennifer McChristian. I agree that copying is a great way to learn.
I came over from Sherry's blog to say that your generosity toward her is a beautiful thing.

V Bridges Hoyt said...

Beckie, your painting is charming. I love it. I laughed out loud at your mention of "common-law" ... Wow! What a world we live in today. I have kids also. :) Nita

LuAnn Dunkinson said...

Hi, Becky! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such nice comments on my blog site. It truly made my day and then some!
I admire your acrylics...the pure color you acheive is amazing! Your paintings have a great spontaneousness to them, as you know I sometimes get bogged down in details!
I will check back in often!
Fondly,
LuAnn

Sandy said...

Hey, thanks for coming by! Hope you post more art some day soon.