Friday, December 4, 2009


Work in progress detail of Bear in the fort

6 comments:

Joe said...

Gary,


This is really nice. I would like to own one of yours one day to proudly hang up in the house.

Joe

Jason said...

Great work Gary! I too would love to own one of yours.

Gary Dombrowski said...

Thanks guys. So would I. lol

Seriously thanks. The painting got off to a shakey start. After the first hour or two the trash can was looking pretty good. I decided to hang in there and push it a bit. I fully intend to do a much larger version of this as the small one just will not allow me to explore all the possibilities the warpaint and metal objects have to offer. Painting is still a daunting task for me, especially in the beginning. Sometimes the toned board/sketch sits a week (or more) before I decide to dive in. The fact that this is my first painting using oils made it a bigger deal. Hopefully when I post pictures of the finished painting some of the color won't be so washed out. The background on the right side is really a mix of light greens and blue greens.

Jim Johnston said...

Really Gary I think you should be very pleased with your progress on this. I think that your soft edges on the background, fur and clothing with sharp details in the face represent classic artistry at it's best. A bit more subtle reflected color in the metallic bits will no doubt make this a complete beauty of a painting.

Gary Dombrowski said...

Jim, Thanks I really appreciate your suggestions. I have not been totally happy with the metal parts almost from the start. There's still time to improve these areas.

Matt Springer said...

Really nice job, Gary. I's love to get back to canvas painting again. I love what you've done, especially the fur and featers. Perhaps some cast shadows across the metal bits might help. You can also glaze over them with a bit of dark brown or sepia to make them blend in a bit more with the piece. Thumbs Up!!!