Wednesday, 24 July 2013

So Much to Learn

So Much to Learn
11" x 15"
This baby Orangutan (with thanks for reference photo courtesy Caroline Williams Photography) appealed to me posing with his thumb in his mouth. Not sure if it is a foot or a hand but I was drawn to the look on his face. He appears to be saying "so much to learn" and how true this continues to be for me. I am loving every minute though as I strive to create paintings using different approaches, techniques, colours and media. My last post on this blog was a week ago and since then I have been busy painting more "local scene" pieces for my upcoming open studio event starting in just over a week so I thought I could take time out today and paint this little fellow. I have just finished a six week on line course with Carol McIntyre - Paint With Color Confidence and managed to keep up with the homework load too but boy I have had some tiring days. BTW I can thoroughly recommend Carols course you can check it out here

16 comments:

  1. He is fabulous, Lorraine! I already saw him this morning on fb, what a wonderful job you did!

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  2. He is lovely, such expressive eyes too.

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    1. Thanks Polly, eyes are my favorite to try

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  3. I love the texture of his hair and that pose. Great job! Your upcoming studio show sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks Joan, fun trying to find the right strokes for hair

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  4. This has captured the expression perfectly...
    Well done!

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  5. Love his eyes Lorraine! You really have a gift for animal portraits.

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    1. I'm glad my love of painting them shows Sherry

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  6. Another incredibly expressive animal portrait, Lorraine. Just lovely work.

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  7. Lorraine - he is gorgeous. I like the title for him as well. Whew - it does sound like you have been busy - good luck in your art show too. Have a great week.

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  8. Hello Lorraine:) Oh how I love this little fella! You painted it so beautiful with that lovely dreamy look in his eyes. You did a great job Lorraine. That little tuft of hair on his head is so cute. The title is not for you, that's for sure!xx

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    1. He is a cutie Renate - glad you think so too.

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