Sunday, October 5, 2008

Where I Stand Sunday and Different Strokes

So many things our favorite friends rely on us for; shelter, play, love and food, although this one would have his meal from the garbage can if you'd let him. He eats and drinks water, to excess, so we have to dole his food out carefully in parts, or it comes right back up. Here he waits, I help to calm him...he would do anything for food. His name is Bailey and he is a Weimaraner.

"Nocturnal Cloud Gate" - 12" x 16" oil painting on stretched canvas

This week's challenge on "Different Strokes from Different Folks"... "Cloud Gate" (also called "the bean") is an awesome sculpture which resides in Millennium Park in Chicago. The daytime reference photo can be seen on Karin's site. I decided to translate my 'bean' into night viewing with lights abound on the night skyline. I have been craving to paint a nocturnal scene, so I made this one 'at night'. It was another surprisingly fun one to paint! Also, you can read Charley Parker's article about Karin's new blog here.

6 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

I considered doing a noc from a few of the photos in google photo. Yours came out good. I'll work on mine when i get back from the gym.

Pattie Wall said...
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Pattie Wall said...

Good for you - "the gym"! Wish I could find time. Can't wait to see yours!
I deleted the above to add...
I had a feeling you were going to do a futuristic or alien theme?

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love your bean.
I don't think anyone can top this one!

n. rhodes harper said...

oops i accidently deleted my post! good job Pattie, it really has a mood to it.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for your kind words and notice. I appreciate it!