Lauren Maurer Artworks

April 17, 2009

"companion of diana" for dsdf

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenmaurerartworks @ 12:23 am

This is the latest painting I have attempted for

DSDF. The photo was chosen as an exercise in drawing skill, which is where painting skills stem from. Normally, participating artists have the freedom to paint only one area of the photo is they choose, but for this challenge, we were encouraged to paint or draw the entire sculpture from top to bottom. I struggled to keep it loose, but with detail…. How did I do? =)

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11 Comments »

  1. Lauren, This was a very difficult assignment that I believe you handled very well! I took a closer look and your brushwork is consistent with your style and is wonderful. Your choice of limited cool colors was excellent. Splendid.Cathyann

    Comment by Cathyann — April 17, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

  2. I hope you love it, because I’m very proud of you! Gosh it’s hard to keep figuratives loose and to render only the most essential detail. (I have to stop before I overwork it….story of my life ;). You captured it beautifully! Have a great weekend!

    Comment by Gina Lee Kim — April 17, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

  3. Thanks, for the encouragment! I do appreciate it!!

    Comment by laurens.paint.palette — April 17, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

  4. You did great, Nice soft color too . Lovely

    Comment by dominique eichi — April 18, 2009 @ 3:16 am

  5. Very clear washes and a deft handling of the figure. Nice job.

    Comment by Stephen Dell'Aria — April 18, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

  6. Your paintings are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, I love meeting new bloggers!-Sue

    Comment by LaurenFaythe — April 18, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  7. Excellent, Lauren!! I agree with Cathyann–this was a difficult challenge, and you pulled it off brilliantly!

    Comment by L.Holm — April 20, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

  8. I think this is beautiful!

    Comment by Alisa — April 21, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

  9. I think you did a darn good job! I was too chicken to attempt it, so I give you points just for trying. But, you did a good sketch and painted it nicely with loose strokes and nice cool hues. What more can you ask for? I also love you GA bulldog, even if we are a “gator” family.

    Comment by Carol Schiff Studio — April 22, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

  10. Hi,Really good work on those values and I like how you managed to depict the body as a whole and not as you were painting parts of it and placing them like a jigsaw.The body’s position is interpretated in a convincing way.Kind regards,José

    Comment by José — April 23, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

  11. I also think you did a good job. I was going for this same look but ended up with much detail. I should know when to “step away from the painting!” Nice job!

    Comment by maria — April 24, 2009 @ 4:48 pm


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