Thursday, January 17, 2013

Basque Figure Study

Basque Figure Study         8" x 6"      oil
I've been thinking about more larger pieces using costumed figures and to that end, worked with this one today. I think I'd like to put two or three together and have to keep mulling the composition over in my mind. This girl posed for me during one of the Basque Festivals in Boise (Jaialdi) a few summers back.

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9 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You do such a wonderful job of painting these costumed figures. To me it would be harder doing them small so I am looking forward to seeing you handle this great cruciform design, larger.

Celeste Bergin said...

outrageously good!

Katherine Thomas said...

What a wonderful idea to visit festivals and photograph the costumes! I love how you did this painting, and how the background complements the subject so perfectly. I really admire your work!

Victor Errington said...

And a lovely painting too Mary. All the best.
Vic.

Sandy Sandy said...

Nice study with an abstract looseness.

hmuxo said...

I love your Basque figure studies...so colorful !!

carol morgan carmichael said...

So nice catching up with your blog and incredible work. You have oodles of talent!! I love the way you abstracted the background in this piece.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Lovely painting Mary! Can't wait to see the figures together. Glad I visited to catch up on your work. Beautiful!

Dean H. said...

A beautifully painted figurative, Mary!
I like the surroundings in which you've placed her.