Monday, March 12, 2012

White Dove

White Dove
6x6 Oil on Gesso Board
I've been at the pool recovering from my bout with value studies and my last wipe off.  But, I'm determined to get this dove right. The values still seem to be a tad off in the reflected light on the lower side of the bird, but perhaps I've been looking at it too long. Reflected light is deceiving and aways looks lighter than it is.
What do you all think?
Yesterday I went over to the Bonita Springs Art Festival to visit my friend JoAnn Sanborn who has painted the Everglades in all seasons for many years. She looked mah-velous and it was a beautiful day for the show. I'm looking forward to going down this week to visit her studio at the Esplanade on Marco Island. 
JoAnn Sanborn


10 comments:

martinealison said...

Une bien jolie publication... Cette petite porcelaine est adorable... je vous souhaite du bon temps avec votre amie...
Gros bisous

Page Railsback said...

Now you have me singing "White Dove" by "It's a beautiful day"...you too young for those days probably
the painting is masterful..how can you do this...very skilled in values ?
love to you MSW

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this turned out so lovely. JoAnn's compositions remind me of Lori McNamara's work. Your day sounds lovely too!

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful values:) Love the shiny quality you captured. Sounds like a wonderful day with a fun friend!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Always such fun to see you, Mary. Thanks for taking the lovey photo and for sharing it here. I love being compared to Lori! Looking forward to coffee soon.

Bobbi Heath said...

I think you've nailed the reflected light and the shadow on the dpve, it's just perfect. And beautiful.

You beat me to it, commenting on mine before I got a chance on this one. My fault, should have done it last night when I got the email. Not that it's a contest... :)

Let's paint on the cape together this spring, OK?

Karen Bruson said...

Great color palette.

hmuxo said...

Wonderful work,Mary! The values are perfect. Great shading!

A said...

Lovely :-) I really like your style.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

A day at the pool will cure a LOT. I love this little dove - the colors in the white are just breathtaking. And I love, and have been a fan of JoAnn for 5 years. She lives in an inspiring place and puts her heart and soul into each piece~