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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DSFDF Jefferson Memorial Challenge

OK, first back to normal challenge (the first was the portrait exchange) for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks . Photo is posted, artist have 2 weeks to post their finished rendition.

Had fun with this one...below is the original source photo:

Decided to do an extreme crop...way too much uninteresting sky and foreground. Love the lights and the spaceship dome.

Here are a few in-process pics, followed by the one submitted.


noticed that the dome is too much of a boob...trimmed it back down, exaggerated the glow of the lights, made some chunky whites on the dome.

9 comments:

Erika Nelson said...

You did publish! The thumbnail in my blog hadn't updated when we were chatting earlier - yes I like it! I like the artistic license you too! I like the exaggerated and modified and original parts!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I really like your composition and cropping choices. It's a lovely painting with so much more mood and glory than the photo!

dominique eichi said...

Love the progression you showed and the final piece is great . Nice cropping too.

JulieMayser said...

I like what you have done: composition, color! Looks great!!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks Erika, Dominique, Diana, Julie:

I've been on computer troubleshooting duty with Mr. Les all day...not getting to paint, but that's OK. It is so bleak and dark outside, I don't have my lighting up to snuff with my north light temporary studio yet.

Glad you liked the painting!

Theresa Rankin said...

Wonderful Vicki!!! I need to get on the ball. Great color comp and real fresh!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I hate deadlines...usually try to get this done way ahead of time, or I just won't do them. Not good with last minute ANYTHING (xcept going out to eat) LOL

CONRAD said...

i love your colors

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Conrad, those who know me well know I love colors...sometimes too many! The fun in this (beyond figuring out the crop) was how to get the lights to glow!