Thursday, 7 January 2016

Day 7 - Look In To My Eyes!

 
Acrylic on board 16cm x 16cm
 
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was chatting to my friend Robin at the beach yesterday when today's painting subject revealed itself to me. I suddenly saw the view instead of my friend's eyes.
 
Below is a picture of my art-blogging buddy Michael Perchard reading my book in front of the statue "Appeal to the Great Spirit" at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
I had never known of the existence of this statue until Michael had posted a picture of it a few years back. It has since become a favourite of mine and I hope to see it with my own eyes one of these days. Check out Michael's great art blog by clicking here
 
 

25 comments:

  1. WOW, Wendy!
    How creative...Definitely COOL!!!!

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  2. Sue took the words right out of my mouth!

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    1. Thanks Chris - they were fun to paint.

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  3. Lovely reflection in the eye of the sunglass..

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  4. What a great painting, Wendy. I absolutely love the reflection in the sun glasses.

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    1. Thanks Alexandra, glad you like them.

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  5. Fabulous, fabulous..definitely FABULOUS!
    You are on a roll with 'shiny" Great choice with this one!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie. Yes, so far so good, but it is exhausting.

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  6. love love love it! Unique and fun! You're right that statue that Michael is reading in front of is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much Sally! Yes, I'm very enamoured of that statue and Michael kindly posts photos of it at different times of the year. It looks wonderful covered in snow. Love the photo of him in front of it too!

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  7. Oh, what a great idea for a painting! I love it!!! Great that Michael is reading your book!

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    1. Thanks so much Joan! Yes, it is kind of him to send the photo through.

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  8. Wonderful idea for a painting!! I love it! How fun to see Michael reading your book.

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  9. Wendy you are amazing at finding original subject , this is awesome, surely not easy to paint , but wow, you did a great job !

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    1. You are very kind to say such things Jane! It was actually easier than it looks and I had a lot of fun with it.

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  10. That first picture is a wonderful double take!

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  11. What a fabulous idea and fabulous painting! More please!

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    1. Thanks so much Johnna! There will definitely be more coming! hopefully another 22! :) Feel exhausted just thinking about the rest yet to do. But it is a lot of fun too!

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  12. Wendy - such a perfect idea. What a wonderful and interesting work of art. You certainly are thinking out of the box and doing it so well.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie, the idea just popped into my head as I was talking to my friend, although, I'm sure the same sort of picture has been done by many others. It was a lot of fun to do.

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  13. So cool!! It's a fabulous idea Wendy. Don't you love it when a subject reveals itself like that!

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    1. Thanks Karen, yes, it was exciting when it came to me. I find that while I'm in painting mode everything I look at becomes a potential painting. I photograph everything that moves - and everything that doesn't!

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