Monday, January 26, 2009

Running in the Wind - Original Pastel




Running in the Wind
8" x 9" (20.4cm x 22.9cm)
Pastel on Velour
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This is another DSFDF challenge. I had trouble deciding how to crop the reference photo Karin provided. I really didn't want to do the entire photo. I loved the turret roof but felt like it needed something else - hence the weather vane.

I don't think this is one of my better postings for the challenge - kind of blah to me - nothing special. It's funny how some paintings can get you really excited about painting and others - well they don't. That is nothing against Karin's choice because there are some pretty good renditions of the photo already on her blog. Maybe my reaction to my painting is exactly what she was referring in her "pep talk." I hope so because I really wasn't going to post this.
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6 comments:

Sheila said...

You continue to astound me and remain a art hero for me. This is fantastic! Now I'm going to shlep to my blank canvas and stare at it for another couple of days.

Karen Hargett said...

LOL - thanks so much Sheila you are way to kind. I can't wait to see what you have done for this challenge. I'm sure it is fantastic.

dominique eichi said...

Karen,I really like your DSFDF piece I think it lend itself to creating something in your mind a story maybe... about which way the wind is going to blow ? which direction are we going to take ?
And your sky is between the storm or the clearing of it, we don't know. What is happening ?
It's a great piece. Maybe it could be displayed with others giving us glimpses of some more pieces of this story ? Anyway it's beautiful.
By the way Karin did not link your name to your site maybe you could mention that to her

Karen Hargett said...

Dominique thank you. I'm glad you like it. I'm still not crazy about it and I was looking at it and I think I have East and West on the weather vane wrong they should be reversed - LOL guess I should correct that.

Edward Burton said...

Great take on the challenge - wonderful addition.

Karen Hargett said...

Hey Edward - thanks. I love your version of the challenge. I haven't seen what is next - guess I'll pop over to DSFDF and see. Thanks again.