Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Man's Best Friend



I painted this for Daily Paintworks new challenge. I was a bit anxious starting it because I have no experience with cars or cityscapes/landscapes. So I started in with my usual self talk, "don't think of it as a car, think of it as values, shapes and colors" but found myself thinking instead "think of it as a large, unusually shaped and rather shiny dog." So I did. Hence the title. It may not be my best work, but I'm mostly happy with it.

6x6 oil on Raymar canvas panel  

7 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Looks really good! Nice job with all the blues and all those shapes!

Amber L. Bailey said...

Really nice job!

Maria's Watercolor said...

Carolyn, it is spectacular, you really captured the reflections of light on metal and glass, very nice.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Love the title! This piece stands out on my blog list. You have simplified the reflections so that the shape is defined. Nicely done. And I like the bits of red.

Julie Hill said...

Carolyn, very well done! It was a fun challenge wasn't it?

SYLVIANE said...

Very nice job!

FCP said...

you captured it very well!
faye