Friday, July 24, 2009

Well Deserved Rest

Well Deserved Rest, 14 x 11
SOLD

This was my first submission to Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes From Different Folks" Challenge. If you're not already familiar with the Different Strokes blog, check it out at http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com. This bi-weekly challenge is a great service to artists interested in getting better. Also check out Karin's work at http://karinjurick.blogspot.com. She is phenomenal.

15 comments:

bradslondy said...

Wow, love it!!!

Brad

Laura said...

Stephen is he a painter? Love those blues (and the stripe in the middle). xo Laura

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Stephen-Excellent work on the dsfdf photo, I really like the bold background, it along with your beautiful brushstrokes, add a lot of interest to the subject. In addition to this painting, I enjoyed taking a look at your other paintings; I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Mark Bridges said...

You did well for the your first step in to the club.

Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations on a beautiful submission! Your colors are so delicious and you handled the figure beautifully! Well done!

Dean H. said...

Well done, Stephen! Great figure. I like the red in the background and the bold strokes in the corners.

Stephen Parker said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everybody. I enjoyed painting this gentleman.

Claire said...

What a great rendition of this challenge! Your wonderful colors and confident brushwork make this one of my favorites. Very nicely done!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a wonderful interpretation of the DSFDF challenge...all your work is beautiful, I look forward to seeing more!

Rosemary said...

Your fellow looks tired but relaxed! Great job! The bold color and brush strokes in the back ground add much interest. I enjoyed visiting your blog and plan to return often.

Gwen Bell said...

Really nice job on this, Stephen! I love your loose background and the great job you did on the figure. You have a great blog....wonderful work!

Ann Rogers said...

Such a nice entry to the challenge. Think this is the first time I've seen your blog and have really enjoyed your great figurative work.

Glenda Mosher said...

What a great take on the challenge piece. Love the composition and the added design element in the red stripe. Your blog is really wonderful.

dominique eichi said...

great entry for DSFDF

Becky Drees said...

I especially love the background. I really struggled with it myself. Nice job!