Saturday, January 12, 2008

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Bobbie said...

Bless you Lisa. I admire you for taking up your brush again. Since this is a commission find some way to be inspired by this subject. Maybe by searching photos on flickr or looking at artworks done by others. Well, heck just google tuscan hills images. Not to copy you understand, but just to inspire. You can do this and I know you will!

Thank you so much for your kind words about our loss of JD. He was such a special kid and it is hard to imagine this world without him in it.

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

The new hills look good - top right hill going down to the right to left pulls you back into composition elegantly.

This is looking very good - I know you are not finished.

I cannot get too attached to paintings done for sale - but you have somethign beyond solid here...enjoy the suffering (sounds masochistic, not my intention at all - I meant artistictly).

"No pain, no gain. No curls, no girls." I learned this from a bud who lifted weights a lot.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Lisa,

It looks just fine .. and I am glad it is DONE!!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

D.C. Confidential said...

Oh dear. I can see what you mean about the sky.

I have a friend who's an artist (http://lanetwitchell.com) and he says the same thing about commissioned art: the customers are always happy, but he's never entirely pleased with it, because he's given up a bit of himself in the creative process.

I have another friend who I commissioned to do a portrait (http://sistermarylisa.blogspot.com) based on a photo of my grandparents. I trust her implicitly to do the portrait.

I think that's the challenge with commissioned art. Knowing what you want, but then trusting the artist to make it happen.

And now I'm just rambling, so I'll go away. Congratulations on finishing!

Sweet Irene said...

The red earth makes the best soil for the vines to grow in and gives the painting something passionate and warm. You can almost smell the dry heat of the soil and the sun shining on the ripening vines and the village. It must be a wonderful place to live. I imagine walking through the vineyard, picking the ripened grapes and kicking up the red dust with my feet.

Bev said...

The sky has completely gone!! But it has been replaced by the rolling Tuscan hills, so not a bad thing lol