Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Latecomer

I've been housesitting for the past 2 weeks and have done very little painting as a result.  In addition I never made the deadlines for Karin's DSDF Diana challenge, nor the one for the Masters Challenge.

I did finish the Companion of Diana e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-l-y, but have to confess that I'm nowhere near finished the Masters one.

This is my version of Diana's companion (I'm not even going anywhere near the Manhattan taxis!)

32 comments:

Dean H. said...

Hi, Liz. Beautiful form and proportions on this lady! I also really like the colors you've chosen.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Beautifully done!

Barbara Pask said...

Very nice Liz, there is a nice warm glow on her. Your sketch is right on.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, This is just beautiful. I'm with Dean, your colors are exquisite! I say better late than never! I was nervous about the taxi's too, but handled ALL THOSE WINDOWS by using collage...:) The last two challenges I've done were a bit of a stretch...but I didn't attempt this one...Glad to see you got to work some more!

Arti said...

This is beautiful, LIz.I didn't even try this one.It looked so intimidating.You have done a great job..never mind if its late- we are enjoying it and thats the point!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Its really beautiful,Liz!I liked the colors.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Elizabeth, I have to agree with the previous posts..your colors are amazing, I love the blue background and the orange, warm light ...Beautiful, very well done!!

Mineke Reinders said...

Wow, this is beautiful, Liz. If you didn't meet the deadline, you certainly answered the challenge admirably!

simoart said...

Hi Liz
It is a beautiful piece, love the colors and it s great.

Ajay Patil said...

Better late than never :). The marble looks like marble .you have used some of those colors for background creates good homogeneous eefect

L.Holm said...

this is so delicate and beautiful, Liz. I love the colors. and I feel exactly the same way about those taxis (and all of those windows!)

rob ijbema said...

fragile and solid,very effective liz,proportions look good to me,love the warmer tones in the figure vs the cool blue background

Art with Liz said...

Hello Dean, thank you so much. I used three colours so it was a major challenge - ultramarine, cad orange with a touch of cad red and white.


Gosh Elizabeth, thank you very much!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Barbara, for the visit and the nice words.


Hi Saundra, at least you did the taxis !

Art with Liz said...

Oh Arti, you are so kind - thank you for the wonderful comment.


Hi Ajay - I always seem to be late these days! Thanks for the kind words.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Ramesh.


Wow Fabio, coming from you that is so wonderful. Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

I always love your comments Mineke - thank you so much for the visit.


Hi there Arthur, thank you for the kind words and thank you for visiting me.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Liz and I'm glad the taxis scared someone else as well!

Hi Rob, thanks for the visit and thanks for the kind comment. Lovely poetic words!

suyash khanolkars paintings said...

very nice sir...everything is perfect.hate of to you

Sharon Wright said...

Brilliantly drawn, and fabulous choice and use of colour. I thought it was watercolour, it is so luminous. Bravo!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Suyash, call me Liz and thank you for your very nice comment.


Oh wow Sharon, so nice to have you back with us and what a nice thing to say. Thank you.

Marian Fortunati said...

Gosh Liz, you did a FABULOUS job with this!!
Really spectacular!!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Liz, you have so much subtle and varied color in the shadows, I really like this piece. bravo!!! *sounds of clapping and cheers*
xxooo

Art with Liz said...

Hey there Marian, thank you so much!


Hello Nancy and thanks for the visit and uplifting comment and taking time out from your frantically busy schedule to even visit!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Liz, this is gorgeous. Taxis didn't scare me as much as this.

Sheila said...

I got kicked off your follow list again! This is beautiful Liz! Ya done yourself proud.

Hey- look at this blog. They featured Art for the Animals and your Daphne!!!!

http://mysticle.blogspot.com/2009/05/arts-for-cause_6902.html

THEARTBRUSH said...

Hi Liz:
If lateness is replaced by beauty you are excused. this is a painting of beauty - you are excused, Fantastic!!!!
Happy painting.
Pete,Theartbrush

Susan Martin Spar said...

Wow! This is great! I adore your palette and, Liz, the marble looks slick and cool to the touch despite the lovely warm tones which only help to emphasize the stone's texture. Kudos!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Peggy - you're welcome to the taxis! And you did a damn good job as well. Thanks for the nice words.


Oh oh Sheila, I didn't kick you off - I promise! Glad I'm back again though and thanks for that. I'm going to check Daphne out now!

Art with Liz said...

Hello Pete, what wonderful words - I thank you!


Gee Susan, coming from you that's fantastic. Thanks so much.

Judybec said...

Fabulous painting! so soft and dreamy...exceptional Liz!

ria said...

Hi Liz,
I'm not surprised that this piece received so many comments. Your color choices are great! Beautiful painting.
BTW - Thanks for your generous comment!