Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine Art.com


Monday, May 21, 2012

Art of the Blues II, Jazz and Blues Festival

Blue Sax, 8X10 Acrylic
This is from a photo by Lee Brown, he posted it last year for an artist challenge. I have wanted to do it for a long time and I kept picturing it as a study in blue. The announcement of the art show to accompany the Festival here gave me the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

It was tempting to use watercolor, but I kept thinking of oils. So, after some graphite sketching and then studies in Pentel pens in 5 shades of gray, I finally got up the nerve to put brush to canvas. Of course I waited so long that oils would never dry, so it ended up in acrylics.
I've submitted it for jurying, so wish me luck that it will be accepted.

6 comments:

  1. Une très jolie peinture... Je suis certaine qu'elle obtiendra l'accord de votre jury.
    gros bisous

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  2. Merci beaucoup! The photographer was very complimentary about the painting, I'm glad it did not embarrass him.

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  3. Hello Dianne:) Wow this is beautiful! Very nice and beautiful different tones. Especially the sweater is a nice piece of art! Great job Dianne! Love it:)

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  4. Thanks Renate, that was nice of you. I thought a long time about how to keep the background separate from the man, so I did the background with a palette knife to keep the texture distinct. It's amazing how much thinking had to go into this one for me before I even started.

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  5. Hi Dianne, beautiful job indeed! A painting that deserve a great success. Ciao!

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    1. Grazie Tito. You are very encouraging!

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