Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pasta Daze portrait of child

Pasta Daze Oil on Paper 7.5" x 10" NFS
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Oh to be young and to enjoy pasta until you're about to explode...good times. My recent art opening at Local Girl Gallery was a professional milestone for me. It's gratifying to see so much of my best work all in one place. The show continues through May 16th... But what to do now?
Before I pick up where I left off with the floral still lifes, I'm going to paint some other subjects. It'll be nice to switch gears for a change. The paintings will be on gesso'd paper. Until I get several more done, I'm not sure if they will be available for purchase or not.

15 comments:

  1. Diane, lovely to see your Gallery shots below. It's quite humbling to see all our work up in one location (only happened to me once but it was humbling, LOL). I really like the unusual composition of this child study and hope you enjoy working on your new themes. It's good to change now and again I think. Just sink into it and enjoy it!

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  2. Nice to see your figural work. This liffle buy brings back memories of my son when he was about this age. You captured the gesture perfectly!

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  3. this is a wonderful painting...keep it up!

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  4. This is adorable! It's your nephew, is it not?

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  5. Lovely painting. I love the colors in your shadows, and how you really captured that expression.

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  6. I think we all have one of these shots in the family.LOL
    This is good! Nice to see what else you are capable of creating!:-) Love the title, too, Diane.

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  7. Congrats on your show..... nice job!!! Great painting of pasta boy, you really captured it!!

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  8. What a treat to see what other talents you have up those creative sleeves of yours!
    This child is so adorable and the body language really catches that far off daydreamy thing they do when preoccupied. Just charming!

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  9. what a wonderful face!! Loved getting to see the gallery shots in the previous entry, too! Best wishes on a successful show!

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  10. Loved the photos of your opening! How wonderful!

    This little guy looks like he is in spaghetti (or as my sons used to say - pa sgetti) heaven. I am really looking forward to seeing your new work. You are sooo good!

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  11. Kristeena, yes that is my nephew. I did not get a good likeness... Well, except for his hair. I nailed that. (: ...I seem to be a little stuck at the moment, so a great big thanks to all who've commented. New paintings soon!

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  12. Congratulations on your show.

    I know exactly how you feel...I paint mostly figure/Portraits, but sometimes I need a break and paint still-lifes or landscapes.

    I have enjoyed seeing your work :)

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  13. love all the spaghetti sauce around the mouth. really helps pull the idea all across!

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  14. HI Diane, I think I recognize that little subject in this one. Very nice! Continued success on your show at the Local Girl!

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  15. I love this one, Diane! All the very best for an extremely successful show!!!

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