Monday, April 27, 2009

Keeper of the Keys



"Keeper of the Keys" oil  on 12x12 inch canvas.
This started out as a regular figure painting, but I redid it in monochrome, keeping the original pose.  The underpainting is done in violet oxide acrylic, with oil glazes over it. I learned a lot glazing the painting. Also had lots of fun with the owl and the cat.  It still needs to dry for several months; then I will put a varnish on it.

7 comments:

Rick OzTown said...

Like it! Like the model.

Rick

Mark said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! The dress is beautifully done. Always a pleasure to see something new from you!

Vesna Designs said...

Oh my...this is beautiful, and you got this kind of detail and energy on 12'x12'-you are amazing!!!

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks for your comments Rick, Mark and Vesna! I appreciate it.

Waverly said...

Hi Theresa,

I like the feathers. They look much more natural and go with the hat. It's a fun and wonderful painting.

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Waverly! It was very helpful to bring it in to the lifedrawing class as a WIP. Great feedback!

RoseAnn Hayes said...

You're amazing, Theresa. Every work is a fresh delight - a new experience. You're one of a kind. I love the owl and the pussycat. I never feel like I have finished looking at your pieces. There's always something more to think about. RoseAnn