What an appropriate piece to be my final commission piece due before Christmas. This is a painting of my friend's husband competing in the New York marathon. Painted on an 11 x 14 linen canvas. I think it turned out pretty well. One question....do you think I should omit the streamers on the left? Guess I can ask my friend. Not sure.
Party time! Ready to start celebrating the holidays and painting whatever comes up. Or maybe not painting at all. Two of my sons came home yesterday so I look forward to spending time with them. Happy holidays!
Great job Carol! Have fun with the boys and Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Beau travail Carol... Belle et généreuse peinture. Je vous souhaite plein de bonheur parmi les vôtres.ReplyDelete
I love it Carol! Keep the streamers in. Thanks, and I agree that it should be framed so allow me to purchase the frame as well. Let me know when to come by and pick it up. You did a wonderful job. Very close to the picture I had in my head. I am interested in 'Banjo Boy' too. Thanks again!ReplyDelete
I'm for omitting the streamers. O;-) In the end it's your decision. I think the runner's the people on the right are enough and the runner is the most important thing of the whole painting. Have a wonderful Christmas O:-)ReplyDelete
What a winner! Think this is one of my all time favorites. The runner of course is right on, but the skyline in the background is perfection. Congratulations! Enjoy having your guys home for the holidays, may your Christmas be as perfect as this painting!!!ReplyDelete
Carol, great job on this! Wouldn't change a thing. Happy holidays!ReplyDelete
I wouldn't change a thing...the streamers keep your eyes from travelling up into the skyline, and away from the runners. I think it adds variety to the building shapes. Only my opinion of course. :) Lovely job. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.ReplyDelete
I love this one. The runner is awesome. The background buildings are so good! Love the whole painting. Just wonderful.
Merry Merry to all!
Carol, this is wonderful!It looks like you ran into the street and did a painting on the spot! You really captured the moment. Have a wonderful Christmas!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic Carol, what a wonderful gift for your friends husband! The main runner is SO well done. He'll be thrilled. I think the streamers must be the red X above the distant runners. I like the one going up to the right pointing toward the runners face. The other one you could subdue slightly or eliminate. But the mark does create some energy and lead your eye to the main event. Have a great holiday!ReplyDelete
I love it! You're a whiz with the figure too - great job - really. It's fine as is.ReplyDelete
That is an AWESOME painting!! You are so talented!ReplyDelete