Monday, November 23, 2009

Colorado Monument



The Monument
This is the painting progression  .

10 comments:

layers said...

Sometimes just the impression or feeling -- like the mountain view you have-- is all that is needed. And sometimes, viewing ones work in a different format-- like a mirror-- helps see things that up front viewing does not show up at first.

Manon Doyle said...

Tonya... I can so relate to this post. When I get my pics up I sometimes can't believe it's the same painting.
I love "Colorado Monument"! It's amazing!!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Thanks Donna, that's a great idea! I have often used the mirror view for realistic works to see if my perspective is correct etc. but oddly enough, hadn't thought of using it for the abstracts.

Manon, it must be like that for others as well. Thanks for the compliment! And thanks again for the beautiful cards!

Nick said...

I like this one a lot too, you really have a great feel for this kind of work. Probably said it before: the only "suggestion" I can make (not that you need) is bigger the better IMO. Did you project this one???? heheheh

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Nick, Dude! Don't you know you can't do this kind of work without the Magic projector! Hello!? You have to project it and trace it out in detail every dribble and drop, and then dump a lot of paint on it and squeegee the heck out of it and tad-ah! There it is... a masterpiece! I'm sure you can relate as you must work in the same way! LOL! You are too funny!

Márcio Kindermann said...

Gosto das cores e da solução final, obras bastante expressivas e vivas. Gosto muito!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Puxa, obrigado Marcio! Que um belo elogio! Obrigado por visitar o meu blog!

Mystey Artist said...

nice mixture of colors! LOVELY! keep up the good art!

David Burge said...

Hector Projector! As my learned colleague has stated above, you have some talent for making a rectangle look great. Like a flower or a short skirt, they just work. I refuse to try to find something else in an abstract painting. Names and language spoil it for me. It is what it is.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Mystey Artist, Long time! Thanks for stopping by with such an encouraging compliment.

David, thanks for checking out my work! I thoroughly enjoyed perusing your blog yesterday, such wonderful watercolors!
I hear you on the abstract idea, you either like them or you don't and not much else you can say. I'm glad to get a nod for my rectangles! LOL! "Hector Projector" LOL! Love that!

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