Thursday, July 04, 2013

Clock Secret



"Clock Secret" 14x11 acrylic on stretched, wrapped canvas. Inspired by the Nancy Drew book "The Secret of the Old Clock" by Carolyn Keene.  Nancy is snooping around, and having found the old clock is about to plumb its mystery. Moon Lake is in the background. This is a surreal setting which is neither indoors nor outdoors. As a girl I loved reading Nancy Drew, and could polish of an entire book on a summer's day.

For reference I used a photo I took of the model, a photo I took of the sky, clay models I made, and various still life objects.



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4 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

Absoutely wonderful!! Love the palette and the overlapping color! Brilliant!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Theresa,

What a beautiful painting! I too, love your color palette.
blessings,
Penny

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Penny and Sherry!

Coreopsis said...

Wow. This is really beautiful. She doesn't look like the Nancy I remember (I read dozens and dozens of them too), but BETTER, more natural. I too love the colors, and the atmosphere. It was interesting to see your clay model too.