Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blue Marble

Here's another one of my small marble paintings. This one was particularly difficult because of the lighting and the fact that the stripe is all blue. I had to use several different blues (among other colors), and I still don't think I got enough variegation. It's funny how such a simple subject can be such a challenge! I spent approximately 7 hours altogether on it.
Oil on Wood
8 x 8


Anonymous said...

Carol, it is excellent. I wouldn't have tought I'd respond to a marble, but I love the reflections, the levitation, almost as though it is falling or just bounced up, and wonderful handling of colour within. r.

Carol H. said...

Thank you, Rahina! If you look carefully, there is just a hint of a shadow underneath the marble.

Paul said...

I think you have done a great job on this difficult subject and 7 hours is a very short time to have achieved it! I think it would take me 3 days.