Sunday, August 16, 2009

Christina in Oils

I feel that this past week I've had my fingers cut off! No computer! It has been in the computer hospital under observation for a computer virus.

But all better now and I am spending an incredible amount of time going through all the postings that I've missed. It is sometimes better to wait a while and the
n get an eyeful of all the wonderful work out there - sensory overload!

So, in order to make my 'come back', I thought I would post a painting I did
from one of the sketches in our life drawing group a month ago. I will also be putting this up at the end of the month for our annual Life Drawing and Landscape competition which is held by our local Art Society, South African Society of Artists. No selling, just judging by our peers! Nerve wracking!

It was posted a while ago, but here is the original charcoal sketch that this was done from.




26 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I was wondering where you've been! So glad to know things are just fine with your computer too. The charcoal sketch itself is a thing of great beauty. My heart aches to be able to do what so many of you do. Wonderfully done, Liz!

Maree said...

Lovely painting Liz. The Colours are great.

Dean H. said...

Great looking painting, Liz. Should do well in the judging.
Computers: Can't live with 'em... but you can't live without them. Hmm...something else in my life used to be like that...but it's been so long, I can't remember what it was...

Art with Liz said...

Hi Autumn Leaves, thanks for your concern and your lovely comment. I do hope you keep on drawing and painting as it's the only way to get anywhere. I felt like you when I started, but am slowly getting my confidence.


Thanks Maree!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Dean - you are so right about computers!! And other things in life.... Of the 150 odd paintings put up for the evening, chances are not great, but hey, I did have a special mention last year, so who knows!

Diana Marshall said...

A few short years ago I didn't know that I needed a computer now I can't live without it! Nice painting, yes keep on posting so we can see your painting progression, good luck with the comp.

Art with Liz said...

Aaah Diana - computers! I know someone who doesn't have one! Thank you for your kind words and wishes.

Marian Fortunati said...

OMG THAT is absolutely gorgeous!!!

You painted this beautiful portrait from the sketch you did??? You didn't get her to sit for you again???

Liz, this will really wow them at the exhibit!!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Very nice, I love my live model sessions. You are so talented!

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is absolutely stunning painting..The pose and the body color is perfect. Well done Liz!...I missed you..

Color Pencil Drawing: Lord Krishna with his mother

Barbara Pask said...

Just beautiful Liz, wonderful skin tones.

Art with Liz said...

Oh Marian, you always make me feel so good!! Thank you. Thank you.


And thank you Rhonda. I'm hoping to get to more life drawing next week - fingers crossed!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Megha for your lovely words. I missed you all as well!


Gosh Barbara, coming from you that's great. I love painting Black skin tones - there is such depth and richness to the skin colour. And Christina is really lovely.

Marian Fortunati said...

Hey!
Congratulations... I see you've become a DPIAG artist!!

Yeah!!!

Charlene Brown said...

Glad you're back -- it's only been a couple of weeks, but we missed you.

I loved that charcoal drawing when you posted back in July, and it's great to see your painting turned out so beautifully.

Avocaken said...

I really like your painting - well done! Too bad about your computer my desktop hard drive "will fail soon" according to the diagnostics. Darn things you can't live with 'em and you can't shoot 'em. Although . . . . .

Ken B.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Hi Liz!Recently my computer too suffered from virus attack.Had to format completely!
This painting is beautifully done.The colors are very good.Good luck for the contest!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Marian, the DPIAG is thanks to you! Let's see how it goes.


Thank you Charlene, for both missing me and for the lovely comment!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ken, so nice of you to visit. I will be a visitor to your blog too now that I know where you are. As for computers, maybe shooting them would be too good for them!!!


Ohmy Ramesh, that is certainly not a nice thing to happen. Did you lose everything? We are so darned reliant on these things, it gets quite scary sometimes.

Gwen Bell said...

This figure is wonderful. Love the pose and the skin tones. Really beautiful!

Gary Keimig said...

really well done. It should do well.
thanks for commenting on my blog. I am pushing the season a little though we did have frost for two days last week. Some color showing up ever so slightly but I pushed it a litle on my Cottonwood paintings.
Good luck on the computer. Hope it runs like new again.

Nancy Medina said...

Liz, this is beautiful, the lines and the color are sublime. Thank you for honoring me in your blog on flowers recently. You are so kind!
I hope your computer gets well soon lady, mine has had sniffles lately too.
sending warm hugs from Texas from me and the piggiesxxxoooo

Sharon Wright said...

Lovely pose, complicated, and so well done! It is a glorious painting. I am impressed you did it from a charcoal sketch, I alway take photos! Good luck with the show.

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Gwen, coming from you that's fantastic. Thank you.


Thank you Gary - I'm looking forward to some more wonderful Autumn paintings from you. Wish I could do plein air like you.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Nancy, I do think you are a master of flower painting! The other, whom I should have mentioned is Fabio Cembranelli. Computers! hah. It's working now but here in Africa we have the added hang up of being soooo sloooow compared to you guys. Keep yours safe. And love to all the pugs.


Hello Sharon. You always amaze me. You were the first person whose life work I oggled over and wanted to emulate. So believe me, praise from you is so appreciated!

José said...

Hi,

You've achieved a fine work with some nice touches on the highlights.
I should beat myself once in a while for not practicing enough drawing with charcoal :-)

Kind regards,

José